Stephen Jones says ‘no chance’ Cowboys sign Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel has said he wants to return to the NFL next season, and he openly admitted he would love to play for the Dallas Cowboys. According to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, Manziel is never going to get his wish.
In an interview with “Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio” Friday morning, Jones was adamant that there is “no chance” Manziel’s second opportunity in the NFL will come from his team — at least for now.
“No, there’s no chance. Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life,” Jones said. “He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever have any chance of being successful in our league. He’s a guy obviously from Texas that we’ve all followed and had an amazing career there at A&M. Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player, but as a person in life.”
If you’re a Cowboys fan who for some reason wants to sign Manziel, you might be happy to hear that Jones said he believes Manziel will get another shot in the NFL but that the Cowboys won’t be giving it to him “at the moment.” Does that leave the door open if Manziel gets his act together?
Those who have heard this story from draft day in 2014 know how badly Jerry Jones wanted to draft Manziel. However, that was before Manziel partied his way into free agency. A lot has changed, and the Cowboys made the right call by passing on Manziel the first time around. There’s no reason to think they will ever want him on their roster.