A whole lot of Dallas Cowboys fans seem to believe Johnny Manziel coming to Dallas is the worst idea they’ve ever heard.
Hall of Fame receiver and foremost Cowboys ambassador Michael Irvin is not one of them.
Not only did Irvin say he would like to see Johnny Manziel come to the Cowboys in a recent appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, he offered to help Manziel along himself—which is meaningful to some degree just because that’s pretty much what he said (and followed through on) when the team drafted Dez Bryant. The only difference is that drafting Dez was a good idea. This, maybe not as good of an idea.
In any case, Irvin remains a hopeful fan of Manziel’s.
"I love the game of football and the game of football saves lives," Irvin said, via the Dallas Morning News. "If you can get a young guy, Johnny Manziel won a Heisman Trophy at 18-19 years old. He is still growing up. I don't know why we think if a guy can throw a football it makes him the most mature person in the world. There will come a time when he will cross over that threshold and become a great football player and I am willing to work with him on that and I hope the Cowboys do get him.
"I know this kid has worked hard to get where he is. Let's give the kid another shot, he lands in a better spot and get around the right kind of people. Help him become a better football player and a better man. That's what the game of football does."