Jerry Jones is like that married guy who gets caught looking at a Hooters waitress by his wife.
He can’t honestly deny that he was ogling Johnny Manziel, but swears it didn’t mean anything, because, really, who could be interested in a girl like, … that.
But in the wake of passing on Manziel at No. 16 to take the girl-next-door solid offensive lineman Zack Martin to protect the aging starlet quarterback they already have, Tony Romo, Jones tied to explain himself.
“Romo, by contract as well as by commitment, is going to be certainly the quarterback for several years to come,” Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “Don’t care who we drafted, that’s the way it was going to be. So that’s what was going through our minds. That’s why we didn’t spend a lot of time considering Manziel.”
“John Madden once told me when I was telling him about this idea of personalities and being involved with the Dallas Cowboys,” Jones said. “He said, ‘Jerry, the Cowboys have all the flash, have all the visibility that you could ever conjure up. Make your decisions, get the best players and coaches that win the games. You got all the rest you’d want. You don’t need to have big-time flash to be involved in the NFL and be successful in the league.’ I’ve always remembered that.
“No, frankly that [picking Manziel] wasn’t even a thought. This was such an obvious football, . . . decision.”
That would be easier to buy if Jones hadn’t been such a star-chaser in the past.