Cowboys owner and General Manager indicated that he’s not planning to draft Johnny Manziel in the first round tonight. But the top analyst on the network of which Jones owns a 3.125 percent share doesn’t buy it.
Mike Mayock of NFL Network has published his mock draft, and he has the Cowboys drafting Manziel with the 16th overall pick. Mayock indicated that Jones would love the circus atmosphere that Manziel would bring to Dallas.
“It’s Jerry’s world,” Mayock said on NFL Network. “Can Jerry Jones, and that whole Barnum & Bailey thing, pass this up? I don’t believe so.”
Mayock said he personally thinks the Cowboys would be better off addressing their needs on defense, but he thinks Jones loves Manziel.
“I don’t think Jerry can help himself. That simple,” Mayock said.
Although Tony Romo remains the starting quarterback in Dallas, Mayock said he thinks the Cowboys would find a way to use Manziel as a rookie.
“I think there’d be a Manziel package from Day One. There’d be some of the zone read stuff,” Mayock said.
That would certainly get everyone talking about the Cowboys. And Jerry Jones would love that.