Jerry Jones made it clear that if he had his way he would have selected Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Two years later, the Dallas Cowboys owner has another chance to sign the polarizing quarterback, who was released by the Cleveland Browns on Friday.
Don’t count on that happening. According to the Dallas Morning News’ David Moore, the Cowboys have “no intention” of signing Manziel and won’t make a push for the former Heisman Trophy winner “until he gets his life back in order.”
Manziel is currently under investigation by the Dallas police for allegedly assaulting, kidnapping and threatening to kill an ex-girlfriend in January. The Class A misdemeanor Assault/Domestic Violence case has been sent to a grand jury, and if there is enough evidence to press charges on Manziel, he’ll be facing up to a year in prison and a $4,000 fine, according to Moore.
The 23-year-old is also under investigation by the NFL for a possible violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. He appeared in only 14 regular season games over two years for Cleveland before being cut.