Due to NFL protocol, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones can’t discuss whether the Cowboys are looking at Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel as a potential draft pick.
But asked about Manziel during Wednesday’s conference call, Jones made clear that he’s a pretty big fan of the man they call Johnny Football.
“Although we’ve just signed Romo, there’s a time when you start at quarterback, preparing for the future,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We can’t talk about, I’m forbidden, from league rules of talking at all about an undrafted player, a player that still has eligibility. That has as much to do with your competitive aspect of other teams not liking that. In other words, what are you doing? Are you trying to recruit? Are you getting ahead of things?
“I can’t talk about him but, gosh, do I enjoy watching him and I am enjoying our Heisman Trophy winner.”
For what it’s worth, there’s been at least one comparison drawn between Manziel and Romo. Former Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen said last year that Manziel’s playmaking ability (particularly on broken plays) reminded him of the Dallas signal caller.
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