As you might imagine, it didn’t take the Cowboys long to deny the story that Stephen Jones had to snatch the Johnny Football card out of his father’s hand on draft day.
According to Sean Lester of the Dallas Morning News, a source in the Cowboys draft room denied that version of events.
There aren’t many details in the denial beyond the fact the Cowboys said “did not,” to author Jim Dent’s version of “did too.”
It’s clear that the elder Dr. Jones had a six-shooter in his pocket for Johnny Manziel. But it’s equally clear that the economic realities of the Tony Romo contract would have made such a move impractical.
But the sheer amount of fun it would have led to still makes us wish Manziel would have ended up there.