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Manziel: Being a Cowboy Would "Almost Be a Folktale"

Johnny Manziel says he grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys

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Manziel Would Love to Play for Jerry

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It’s never wise to say “never” leading up to the NFL Draft.

That said, there’s absolutely no chance the Dallas Cowboys will draft Johnny Manziel in May. The reasons abound. There are the team’s ever-present salary cap issues, the fact that the team already has a franchise quarterback who they just last year awarded an unprecedented contract extension, and that’s to say nothing of the many, many needs they have at other positions.

But if the impossible did happen and Manziel ended up with the Cowboys, the 2012 Heisman winner would think of it as a kind of storybook arrangement.

I got a chance to meet Jerry," Manziel said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I didn’t know him. To get a chance to sit there and talk with him--the guy is an absolute football fanatic. I really enjoyed meeting him. Until my mouth was sore from talking, and my ear was tired from hearing all of it, we sat there in his suite at Cowboys Stadium and talked for hours. It was awesome to see how he really is, how passionate he is about everything.

“Me growing up as a Cowboys fan--I was born at halftime of a Cowboys game--that would almost be a folktale in the correct direction. We'd have to call that Johnny something else. I don't know what it would be."

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