Cowboys Not Interested In Johnny Manziel

No surprise here, but the Cowboys are not interested in signing Johnny Manziel at this time, team executive vice president Stephen Jones said in a radio interview on Friday. "<strong

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No, there’s no chance,” Jones told CBS’ Tiki and Tierney (via Twitter links). “Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life…He needs to do things that make him a good person off field before he can ever have chance of being successful in our league. I’m sure he’ll get another chance. But, at the moment, it certainly won’t be in Dallas.”

This offseason, the Cowboys watched Demarcus Lawrence, Randy Gregory, and Rolando McClain all get slapped with suspensions. Last year, the team dealt with the walking headache that is Greg Hardy, an experience that owner Jerry Jones did not enjoy. The Cowboys will surely continue to gamble on players when they feel it is a worthwhile risk, but nothing about Manziel screams “worthwhile” at this time.

With his recent history of off-the-field transgressions and possible substance abuse issues, football is probably the furthest thing from the minds of Manziel and those around him. Manziel gave up on playing football in 2016 and has shifted his attention to getting his life together with the hope of playing in 2017. Some reports had Manziel’s friends questioning whether he ever wanted to play football again, but the QB shot that notion down in a recent statement.

I’m actually doing well. I have good friends around me supporting what I do and I try to support them in what they want to do,” the statement read. “I’m not saying I’m never drinking again, but for now just mostly being healthy. I’ve got a killer gym in my house and I can spend time working out. I’m interested in doing a lot of different things in my life — including football — but, right now, I’m just exploring options and waiting to see what the future holds.”

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8 comments on “Cowboys Not Interested In Johnny Manziel

  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    This kid is such a mess. Why is he even still a story? Who does the media glorify more, Manziel or Tebow?

  2. fisher40

    No, The public doesn’t have a great interest in him, the Media does and it’s sad because he hasn’t done anything in the NFL to warrant the press

  3. Superbee

    Typical rhetoric from an addict who has not yet reached rock bottom. His statements about his off field improvements while he was in Cleveland were basically the same tired phrases he is using now. all smoke and no fire!

    • BrendanIsIrish

      You are totally right Superbee

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  5. Rob Wilkins

    I hope he gets his life together!

  6. milehighmule

    Only motivation that will bring him around is pure love for the game! Has the fame and mommy/daddy money to fall back on!

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