A book recently published by Jim Dent that claims that Stephen Jones took Johnny Manziel’s draft card away from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones so he couldn’t draft the former Texas A&M star this past May.
Jones claims the story is false.
“That didn’t happen,” Jones said on his radio show on KRLD-FM, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We’re well aware that there are a lot of people looking at us in that room. You’d think we could act a little more organized than that.”
“Figuratively speaking it got close to that,” Jones said. “It certainly was a big debate going on at no place else other than my mind. There is no doubt it was a long thought on my part. Stephen certainly had his ideas. The rest of the room had other ideas. We had given this a lot of consideration in the draft room and out of the draft room with numbers of people sitting around talking about it.”