If free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel finds a team that will welcome him back to the NFL, it will not be the Dallas Cowboys.
If free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel finds a team that will welcome him back to the NFL, it won't be the Dallas Cowboys.
"There's no chance," Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said on CBS Sports Radio when asked if his team would consider signing Manziel. "Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life. He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever be successful in our league."
Manziel was released by the Browns in March after two seasons with Cleveland. He would have to complete a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy upon his return to the league.
Photos and reports have shown Manziel partying in Mexico and Las Vegas since his release, drawing concern from his family and former coaches. In April, he was indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge after being accused of hitting and threatening his ex-girlfriend.
"Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player, but as a person in life," Jones said. "We certainly hope he gets his hands around that because he's obviously a guy who has some very unique successes in his life.
"I hope he is able to get his hands around his life, and at some point if he does, I'm sure he'll get another chance, but at the moment, it certainly won't be in Dallas."
The 2012 Heisman winner made eight NFL starts over his career, throwing for 1,500 years, seven touchdowns and five interceptions.