When Michael Irvin talks, Cowboys’ fans tend to listen. Even the Dallas Cowboys themselves value the opinion of the three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame receiver.
That is why it is certainly important to highlight Irvin’s recent appearance on the Rich Eisen Show, in which he came out to support the idea of Johnny Manziel joining the Cowboys.
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“He is still growing up. I don’t know why we think if a guy can throw a football it makes him the most mature person in the world. There will come a time when he will cross over that threshold and become a great football player and I am willing to work with him on that and I hope the Cowboys do get him.”
Ever since Dallas passed on Johnny in the 2014 draft, he has been the Cleveland Browns’ nightmare to deal with. They have come out to say recently that the organization is tired of his antics and that they are prepared to release him after the Super Bowl.
This means that Jerry Jones will get another crack at bringing in the former Heisman trophy winner. I speak for every sensible Cowboys fan when I say that watching any combination of Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore this season was nothing short of painful.
Tony Romo was missed wholeheartedly by all of Cowboys Nation this season, and between now and next season Dallas will need to address his backup position. Hopefully Manziel’s most recent legal issues are enough to scare every team away (as they should) – including Jones’ Cowboys.
While Manziel may provide the simple answer to the backup quarterback issue, he is anything but the player I want wearing a star on the sideline in 2016 – and even further from the future of the quarterback position in Dallas for years to come.
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