Should Dallas Cowboys Regret Passing on Johnny Manziel?

By Matt Banks
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With the release of Kyle Orton some people surrounding the Dallas Cowboys organization are wondering if they should have done it much sooner. If they knew what they were going to do all along, they could have drafted Johnny Manziel to be the future. But drafting Manziel would have still been an awful decision.

If Orton was let go sooner, there’s no doubt in my mind that the Cowboys would have addressed the quarterback position at some point in the draft. But they still would have stayed away from Manziel.

Personally, I think Zack Martin was a perfect fit for Dallas. He improves the offensive line and potentially allows them to be more potent in both the pass and the run game. Martin provides depth at multiple positions, has a high football IQ, and carries no baggage.

Manziel would have brought the circus to Dallas. It would have been a no-win situation. He’s not going to make an immediate impact with Tony Romo as the starter. He’s going to sit there and cause a distraction. Everybody would sit and wait for Romo to struggle and then the “Johnny Football” chants would start.

Maybe I’m the wrong person ask. I’m not a believer in Manziel. I don’t think he’s going to be a successful NFL quarterback. I think he’s too small and doesn’t possess the elite speed it takes to do what he did in college at the next level. Everyone is faster in the NFL. He won’t be able to create those spectacular plays like he did in college. With the incredible size of the the defenders, I think Manziel is going to be hurt a lot as well.

After the whole Orton situation I think the Cowboys would have stuck to their guns and went with Martin. He was the safer, smarter, and more talented player than “Money Manziel.”

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