How ’bout them Cowboys indeed.
With the 16th pick in the 2013 draft, the Cowboys likely aren’t even remotely close to the Johnny Manziel splash zone. But that isn’t stopping the Cowboys from gushing about a guy they’ll have a chance of getting only if they trade up.
“I think he’s going to be a star in this league,” Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones told SiriusXM NFL Radio regarding Manziel, via NFL.com. “I think he’s going to be very successful. I think he’s a great competitor, and I think he’s going to have an unbelievable career.”
Jones compared the youngster to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is recovering from back surgery and who’ll blow out 34 candles on April 21.
“He seems to have eyes in each corner of his head, in terms of being able to see the field,” Jones said of Manziel. “A little bit like our guy, he can scramble. A lot of people think he’s scrambling to run all the time, but he does do a lot of scrambling to throw it. I think that’s unique. This guy will get out of trouble, and his eyes are always down field.”
The Cowboys eyes apparently are on Manziel, and presumably they’d be happy if he slides down the board.
Or maybe it’s all part of the inevitable pre-draft B.S. misdirections. Maybe Jones actually thinks Manziel will be a bust, and Jones hopes that the Cowboys’ only rival in Texas will use the first overall pick on a guy who won’t get it done at the next level.
Regardless, if the Cowboys truly covet Manziel, they shouldn’t be saying so.