Wow, even after a 4-12 season the Dallas Cowboys are having big-time names say they want to play for Dallas next season. Too bad they are only big-time names in the media and not on the playing field.
Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin lll have both expressed interest in coming to play for the Dallas Cowboys backing up quarterback Tony Romo. Who would be a better fit for the Cowboys?
Let’s look at why it would be a good idea and reasons why it would be a bad idea.
Johnny Football. I mean his name says it all. Manziel knows how to play football and can do it at a very high level. Manziel has yet to have a season under his belt where he starts all 16 games or even enter the season as a starter. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round with the 22nd overall pick in 2014, Manziel came out with high expectations. He was supposed to finally be the guy to lead the Browns to a Super Bowl. Cleveland was in an exciting time, not only did they just get Manziel, but LeBron James announced his coming back home party a few months later for the Cavaliers.
Johnny Manziel was loved by the Dallas Cowboys – or should I say just Jerry Jones. Jerry apparently was close to taking Manziel in the 2014 draft, but took Zack Martin instead. Obviously that turned into a great decision, but what if Dallas had taken Johnny?
Just by watching film on the 23-year-old, you see he has a knack for getting away from pressure and extending plays from inside the pocket, just like Tony Romo does. Johnny Manziel, if he came to Dallas, would learn behind Romo. Way better than being behind Josh McCown, right? It’s known that Johnny Manziel is a playmaker.
I am just going to make this simple for you. Johnny Manziel has so much God given talent to play in the NFL, but he continues to make mistakes off the field. It’s a bad choice because he is immature. I’ve said it before, Tony Romo and others will not put up with it.
Here’s a list of his off-the-field antics, they speak for themselves:
- November 21, 2014 – Manziel allegedly involved in altercation at At The 9, a downtown Cleveland apartment building
- February 2, 2015 – Manziel enters rehab
- April 11, 2015 – Manziel is released from rehab
- October 12, 2015 – Manziel and his girlfriend involved in roadside altercation
- November 17, 2015 – Manziel cleared by NFL for roadside incident
- November 23, 2015 – Manziel spends bye week at Texas night clubs
- December 28, 2015 – Johnny Manziel makes headlines for a video of him holding an unidentified can
- January 4, 2015 – ESPN Reported “Johnny “Billy” Manziel seen wearing disguise at Las Vegas Club”
Robert Griffin III
Remember when we all dreaded playing the Redskins in Robert Griffin’s rookie year? That was the season RGlll led the Redskins to the NFC East title, seems like yesterday doesn’t it?
RGlll put up monster stats in 2012, passing for 20 touchdowns, throwing only 5 interceptions, and had a quarterback rating of 102.4. That wasn’t even the most deadly part of his game either, the option was so deadly his rookie year, defenses didn’t know how to stop it. RGlll ran for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2012.
Obviously he was dangerous his rookie season and at least he has had success in the NFL, unlike Johnny Manziel. Griffin also had fans in attendance for the week 17 win over the Cowboys walking along the sidelines prior to the game. Oh, no big deal, that’s normal, but the fans had custom made #10 Cowboys jerseys with RGlll on the back side.
After his rookie season his numbers went down and down fast.
Injuries started to pile up and he was never the same player again. The option game was quickly stopped and teams finally had a solution for it. Eventually, after several failed seasons, Captain Kirk Cousins took over. Cousins led the Redskins to a NFC East title this season and had a great year after being announced the starting quarterback.
The Redskins haven’t given Griffin a chance ever since. Robert Griffin lll was inactive for most games this past season. Another big impact is he never learned how to slide when running; he would always take the big hits from defenders. If you want to be the quarterback of someone’s franchise, you cannot go getting hit the way he does.
Below is a Twitter poll I ran to see who my followers would rather have in Dallas next season. Now the question is, who do you want?