Jerry Jones nearly drafted
We already knew the
But Jones told the
Jones said he actually had Manziel's name written on a draft card but ended up turning in the one with Notre Dame guard Zack Martin's name on it instead.
"I want you to know that almost as I was handing in the card, it was that close to putting that Manziel card in," Jones said. "It was that close."
Yes, Cowboys fans, you were that close to having a potential star player waiting in the wings in case
You were also that close to having to deal with all distractions the
But it doesn't sound like Jones was thinking about any of that on draft day.
"The question was, 'Could we make it work with Tony Romo during the period of time that we are going to have Tony?' " Jones said. "And by the way, my expectations are that Tony will be our quarterback several years to come as we move along."
He added: “But Manziel is special. I know him personally. I know that he is going to be a success in the