Stephen Jones says Manziel “certainly” won’t be coming to Dallas


Reports out of the Cowboys’ draft room in 2014 said owner and General Manager Jerry Jones had to be physically stopped by his son Stephen from picking Johnny Manziel. Two years later, Stephen Jones remains adamant that Manziel will not be a Cowboy.

Asked on CBS Sports Radio if Manziel could go to Dallas, Stephen Jones insisted that it will not happen.

No, there’s no chance,” Jones said. “Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life. He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever have any chance of being successful in our league. He’s a guy obviously from Texas that we’ve all followed and had an amazing career there at A&M. Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player, but as a person in life. We certainly hope he gets his hands around that because he’s obviously a guy that’s had some very unique successes in his life. When he is able to have his hands around some of his issues that he has off the field, then it usually translates into a success for him on the field. But I hope he is able to get his hands around his life, and at some point if he does, I’m sure he’ll get another chance. But at the moment, it certainly won’t be in Dallas.”

At the moment, no team seems interested in Manziel. If he shows that he can get his personal life turned around, that may change. But even then, Stephen Jones doesn’t sound like he wants the Cowboys to be the team that gives Manziel his second chance.