It’s borderline common knowledge that the Cleveland Browns are going to release troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel after a slew of off-field issues, but the Dallas Cowboys are a team to which Manziel has always been linked despite his problems.
His ties to the organization have arguably grown stronger as Hall of Famer and Cowboys legend Michael Irvin, speaking to TMZ, believes that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can “save” Manziel’s career.
“Cleveland doesn’t have any damn body that can help him do that. They’re trying to save their own life. Forget about trying to save his,” Irvin added.
Though many are probably ready to write Irvin off as nuts and Manziel as a bust, let’s not forget that Irvin may know what he’s talking about. Though we all remember him as the star Dallas receiver that made five Pro Bowls and won three Super Bowls, it’s important to remember that he struggled with a cocaine addiction for much of his career and was actually suspended five games for it in 1996. Despite that, Jones stuck with him.
That all being said, perhaps Jerry Jones is the right man for Manziel to have in his corner. After all, former Browns coach Mike Pettine made it indirectly clear that he didn’t want Cleveland to draft Manziel, but owner Jimmy Haslam did anyway. Jones, on the other hand, very nearly picked Manziel at No. 16 before ultimately deciding on Notre Dame offensive guard Zack Martin instead.
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