Jerry Jones admits Manziel was their top-rated player when they took Zack Martin
There was some talk that the Cowboys made a great pick because they passed on the temptation of Manziel in order to go BPA and draft Martin, but it turns out Manziel was their BPA.
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Johnny Manziel was the highest-rated player on the team's draft board when the Dallas Cowboys went on the clock with the 16th overall pick, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Friday.
But there's only room at Valley Ranch for one celebrity quarterback.
Tony Romo is entrenched as the Cowboys' starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, as long as his body cooperates.
As highly as some in the Cowboys' front office think of Manziel, Jones said the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner would have been stuck as a backup if Dallas drafted him.