Cowboys not talking about Johnny Manziel draft speculation

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The Dallas Cowboys have a capable quarterback in Tony Romo. Still there somehow became speculation this weekend that the Cowboys could draft a quarterback early, namely Johnny Manziel in the first round.

While appearing on 105.3 The Fan, Vince President Stephen Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News “There’s not anything I can say about it,” adding that “We haven’t quite gotten into sorting out the quarterbacks yet, that will come, in terms of finalizing our board.”

Some begin to speculate over the past week that if Manziel was on the board when the Cowboys selected at No. 16 that they could select the former Texas A&M signal caller.

“The only thing I’ll 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 being a great competitor,” Stephen Jones said. “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.”

Jones did not answer questions which asked if the Cowboys would select Manziel at No. 16.

“I think those are all things that we’ll have to work out,” he responded. “Purely speculation.”

The Cowboys have needs all over their defense so drafting a backup quarterback at No. 16 seems highly questionable, unless the team truly believes in Manziel ala the Green Bay Packers selecting Aaron Rodgers while Brett Favre was still on their roster.