Cowboys VP Calls Manziel Talk “Purely Speculation”

Stephen Jones won't say much about the team's interest in Johnny Manziel

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Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says there is nothing substantial behind the rumors that the team is seriously looking at former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in next month’s NFL Draft, because the team hasn’t really looked at that position, yet.

Over the past week, it’s been widely reported that Jerry Jones is quite enamored of Manziel, that Jones might just grab the former Heisman winner if he were to slip to the Cowboys at the 16th overall pick.  

Stephen Jones, too, has gushed about Johnny Football but, in an appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Monday, he attempted to downplay the rumors.

“Not anything I can say about it,” Jones said, via the team’s official website. “We haven’t quite gotten into sorting out the quarterbacks yet. That’ll come in terms of finalizing our board. Only thing I can say about Johnny Manziel is he obviously had a great career in college, one of the greatest college football players that I’ve watched in terms of exciting and making a difference and being a great competitor. Those are things we’ll work through and there’s a lot of things that go into where you ultimately put a player on your board.”

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