Jerry Jones: Manziel's like Elvis, not right for Dallas
MAY 10, 2014 12:48a ET
And that's mainly because they're both celebrity quarterbacks.
Jones went as far as to compare Manziel's celebrity status to that of Elvis Presley. What does that make Romo? "George Strait," Jones replied with a smile.
Jones didn't want Elvis and George performing on the same stage.
"There was no question it was going to be Romo and him in some form or fashion in every conversation," Jones said Friday night. "There was no way it couldn't have been that. Of course, as far as their ability to practice, come to meetings, be team players and what have you, I really know Romo too well, and look at his situation, and that would have worked. That was something to think about but not necessarily to worry about."
As rumors started to swirl that the Cowboys could potentially consider Manziel if he fell to No. 16, Jones said he made sure to discuss the situation with his franchise quarterback.
Jones told Romo that speculation of Dallas drafting the Heisman Trophy winner was "really a real unlikely thing."
"At the end of the day, where we are is that there's no way we're not going to be without Romo for the next four, five, six, whatever you want to say years," Jones said. "It was too significant for him to be an insurance policy. There's just too much dynamic here for him, for the franchise, for everybody. That's just too much for insurance, and it's not the usual development guy behind an accomplished quarterback."
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