Why the Cowboys Should Not Trade Up for Johnny Manziel
Per source, the Dallas Cowboys will “find a way to get Johnny Manziel.” Why in the world would the Cowboys trade down and give up a future 1st-round pick or two for someone who would just back up Tony Romo for the next five years? (Romo has five years remaining on his $108 million, $55 million guaranteed contract).
Unfortunately, Romo has to be their guy. You can’t not play someone who’s under a contract of that magnitude. Although I don’t agree with that deal being given to him in the first place, all you can is sit back and hope that Romo doesn’t end up choking like he’s been known to.
But what if Manziel slips is still available at No. 16? Owner and GM Jerry Jones would definitely consider it, you know he would. If Jones were to do it, it would simply be a publicity stunt. Manziel is a distraction, that’s obvious. He wouldn’t be playing anytime soon, not to mention the Cowboys are already loaded on backup quarterbacks with Kyle Orton, Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie.