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Report: Manziel wants Dallas, but does Dallas want Manziel?

Following reports that Johnny Manziel missed an appointment with the Browns medical staff yesterday and was unable to be contacted by Clevel


Following reports that Johnny Manziel missed an appointment with the Browns medical staff yesterday and was unable to be contacted by Cleveland staff most of the day, it is very hard to imagine ever seeing him in a Browns uniform again. Coupled with reports that he was seen in Las Vegas gambling the day before the game, the parting between the franchise and their former First Round pick is inevitable. Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and The MMQB, is reporting that Manziel has expressed a desire to become a Dallas Cowboy and, with his college success coming at Texas A&M, few could blame him for wanting to come back to the state. Jerry Jones made no secret of his desire to draft the Aggies star when he came out of college and with Dallas’s issues this season at the QB position it seems like a natural fit. But is it likely to happen? Perhaps the answer will reveal just how much Jerry Jones has become willing to listen to others in the organisation and not act in a quasi-dictator role as he has in the past. Remember, the Cowboys brain trust was able to talk Jones down at draft time, steering Jones towards the pickup of Pro Bowl G Zack Martin over Manziel. Manziel, in his career so far, has been wildly inconsistent. His career stat line as a passer reads 2-6 as a starter, 147 of 258 for 1675, with 7 TDs and 7 Ints. He has added 259 yards rushing on 46 carries with 1 TD and also has lost 3 fumbles. Stats can be misleading though – especially in Cleveland where the lack of surrounding talent makes it difficult for anyone to succeed. But, with Manziel, on-field ability (or more accurately potential) isn’t really the question. It is the off-field worries that have to trouble Dallas when it comes to considering making a move for Manziel. Although the franchise is no stranger to bringing on board players with questionable off-field behaviour – see Dez Bryant and Greg Hardy – the experience of this past season and the media perception of ‘America’s team’ may give them pause.  

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Report: Manziel wants Dallas, but does Dallas want Manziel?

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