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Why Are The Cowboys Reportedly So Interested In Drafting Johnny Manziel?

Submitted by on April 29, 2014 – 1:12 pmNo Comment

At the moment, Johnny Manziel is one of the most popular sports figures in the entire state of Texas. Even though he hasn’t been drafted into the NFL yet, the success that he enjoyed at Texas A&M has turned him into an incredibly popular guy. So with that in mind, it would make a whole lot of sense for the Dallas Cowboys to seriously consider drafting Manziel. After all, the fans already love him and he’s familiar with the way that Texas works when it comes to the media. So it seems like he would be a natural fit for the Cowboys. One problem, though: The Cowboys already have their franchise quarterback Tony Romo on their roster. So drafting Manziel doesn’t sound like it’s something that they should even consider.

But according to reports, the Cowboys are considering Manziel. Furthermore, they’re reportedly going to “figure out a way” to get him regardless of what it takes. If that means trying to move up in the draft, then so be it. And while we ignored the early reports about the Cowboys’ interest in Manziel—lots of NFL teams throw up “smoke screens” at this time of year—the reports have continued, which leads us to believe that Dallas has a real interest in Johnny Football. Even though they have a quarterback on their team who has already been tabbed as the starter for the foreseeable future, they seem intent on taking Manziel with the 16th pick in the draft if they can get their hands on him.

Is that a good idea? Truthfully, no. The Cowboys were thisclose to being a playoff team last season—and it wasn’t because of their quarterback play. Rather, the Cowboys need help at a ton of other positions, including on the defensive side of the ball and at wide receiver. So trying to “figure out a way” to draft Manziel seems like it’s completely unnecessary at this point in time. The Cowboys should be focused on drafting for need, not drafting the guy who will be the most popular player in the 2014 rookie class.

Do you think that the Cowboys should consider drafting Manziel? Or should they go after guys who can actually help them right away? Let us know in the comments section below.

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