Uh Oh, Jerry Jones Says He’s ‘Aware Of’ Johnny Manziel Amid Reports JFF Has ‘Interest’ From NFL Teams
Look out Cowboys fans, Jerry Jones, who’s had a major crush on Johnny Manziel over the years, says he’s “aware of” JFF amid reports NFL teams are interested in the former Heisman winner.
You might recall the story we told you awhile back about the 2014 NFL Draft and how Jones had to practically be physically restrained from taking Manziel in the first round.
This was also chronicled in the book Jim Dent wrote called Manziel Mania…
“I could just see Jones grabbing Manziel with the 16th choice of the first round. I wrote a book about Jerry Jones in 1995 titled ‘King of the Cowboys.’ I know the Boss Hog. I knew that Jones’ hands were shaking when the Cowboys went on the clock with Manziel still on the board. I could envision Jones scribbling the name of Johnny Manziel on the draft card. Indeed, all of these things happened.
“As it turned out, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones had snatched the Manziel card straight out of his dad’s hand. Otherwise, Jerry would have drafted him and JFF would have sat for at least three years behind Tony Romo.”
So this new report that Jerry Jones has been paying attention to JFF, which comes amid reports that Manziel has been drawing “real interest” from several NFL teams should make all Cowboys fans nervous.
Reports the Dallas Morning News…
Jones said Saturday he didn’t want to speculate on any potential future interest in the former Heisman Trophy winner.
“Enough has been said,” Jones added. “I certainly admire the same things all of the A&M fans have admired about him, but I recognize just as everybody does, including him, his challenges. So that’s about all I can say. We are aware of him. He is a talented guy.”
Then again, Jones also told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the other day that he somehow thinks Tony Romo might be return to the Cowboys as a backup…
“I haven’t resigned myself to anything regarding what his status will be,” Jones said. “That remains to be seen. … I have not ruled out the possibility of him being a part of the Cowboys at all.”
While Jones believes Romo can still lead a team to the Super Bowl, he wants Romo to return to bolster the Cowboys’ quarterback position behind Prescott. But what Romo wants – where and how he wants to continue his career – are also factors.
“He’s considering options,” Jones said. “Obviously, we all know that he’s going to have the opportunity to look at whatever situation, if there are situations. He’s going to have an opportunity to look at it. He gets to say and control this situation every bit as much as we do.”
As always when it comes to the Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys nobody really knows what will happen, nor how crazy it might be when it does.