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Warner on Why Dallas Shouldn't Draft Manziel

Rumors have been flying over the past week about the Cowboys' interest in Johnny Manziel



    NFL quarterback turned NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner doesn’t think the Dallas Cowboys should be considering Johnny Manziel going into next week’s NFL Draft.

    His reasoning isn’t anything revelatory. Basically, the argument boils down to: A) The Cowboys have much more pressing needs than quarterback, B) The Cowboys just went “all in” (so to speak) with Tony Romo just a year ago and C) The move would put additional pressure on Romo. If that’s possible.

    “I look at two different factors. First, is the fact that they have a lot of holes in that team,” Warner said, via the Dallas Morning News. “They got to make a lot of moves to make themselves competitive, a playoff contender and a championship contender. When you have a quarterback that you just signed to a $100 million deal, do you go out and make that move for another one when you have those pieces? I say no.

    “I think the second thing is the pressure that it puts on Tony Romo. He’s always already under a lot of scrutiny with that football team and the fact to win, so I think the key is to put more pieces around him to give him every opportunity to do that, again, because you’ve said he’s the franchise quarterback.”

    Earlier this week, executive vice president Stephen Jones addressed the rumors about the Cowboys’ interest in Manziel (kind of) and said the team hasn’t even sorted out this year’s class of quarterbacks.

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