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Report: Dallas Cowboys Interested In Johnny Manziel With Pick No. 16

Much to the chagrin of many Dallas fans, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo still has five years left on his $108 million deal that he signed ahead of the 2013 season. So with a signal-caller locked up for the foreseeable future, it would make sense for the team to draft a player at pretty much any other position on the football field this May. According to ESPN's Ed Werder, that won't be the case if former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is still around by the 16th pick.

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Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, who covers the NFL for the publication, says that one scout told him the same thing.

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Sure, the Cowboys could draft Manziel and groom him to be the starter down the road - much like the Packers did with Aaron Rodgers. But Manziel's skill-set is much different, and he's the kind of player you may not want to waste time developing in the background. And remember, even if you want to bench Romo, you can't bench his contract. 

Bottom line - this would be a strange move. But it's the Cowboys, so nothing would surprise us.