Here we go.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys could try to land Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel this coming offseason.
One of the highest-profile teams in sports, the Dallas Cowboys, and one of football’s highest-profile players, Johnny Manziel, both face significant questions about their futures. Don’t be shocked if those futures somehow find a way to intersect.
The Cowboys and Browns are drawn together by another factor: They are two teams projected to have top picks in the next draft that will have questions at the quarterback position. Dallas has an aging starter and a questionable depth chart; Cleveland could be back to square one. And they could be drafting near each other.
As a changeup to other years, some of the teams likely to pick near the top of the draft already have drafted or paid franchise quarterbacks. The Chargers are not likely to draft a quarterback. Nor are the Titans or Lions. It leaves teams that figure to be near the top of the draft such as the Cowboys and Browns in a prime position to solidify the quarterback slot for years to come if they so choose.
There has already been plenty of talk about the Cowboys and Manziel. This offseason there could be even more.
If you remember, after the 2014 NFL Draft, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted that he wanted to draft Manziel, but his son Stephen Jones talked him out of it and they decided to go with offensive lineman Zach Martin in the first round.
With Tony Romo only getting older and the fact that he’s had a hard time staying healthy, the Cowboys do need to start thinking about who will be their next franchise quarterback.