We might have heard the last from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Johnny Manziel.
Much has been made about how close Jones and the Cowboys came to drafting Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL draft, as Jones’ son had to physically stop his father from selecting the former Heisman Trophy winner with the 16th overall pick. But even if Jones stills finds the urge to talk about what could have been with Johnny Football, he has been instructed to keep it to himself.
With the Cowboys jumping out to an impressive 5-1 record to start the season after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday, and Manziel finding a home on the Cleveland Browns’ bench behind Brian Hoyer, Jones was asked if he had any regrets about passing on Manziel. Unfortunately, if he has any, he can’t share them.
?Well, I don?t know how that?s relevant,? Jones said via ESPN Dallas? Todd Archer. ?I?m really not so sure I?m ready to admit a mis-thought. It is not relevant, and I really have had some very stern, succinct instructions not to mention Johnny anymore from people who count, let me put it like that.?
Jones wouldn’t divulge who gave him the “stern” instructions, but it sounds like Jones is finally moving on from Manziel — even if it’s not by choice.
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