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Stephen Jones shuts door on Johnny Manziel, 'No chance’ in Dallas

Vice president Stephen Jones says there is no chance of troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel joining the Dallas Cowboys.
Vice president Stephen Jones says there is no chance of troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel joining the Dallas Cowboys. AP

LOS ANGELES Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a long way from returning to football after a controversial stint with the Cleveland Browns, domestic abuse charges, an NFL suspension and bouts with substance abuse issues among other things.

But there still remains rumor and innuendo that the former Heisman Trophy winner could wind up with the Dallas Cowboys if he some how turned his life around.

Vice president Stephen Jones strong-armed his father and owner Jerry Jones out of taking Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft and still shutting the door on him joining the Cowboys.

Jones said there is no chance Manziel puts on the team's silver and blue star.

“No, there’s no chance,” Jones said on CBS Sports Radio Friday morning when asked if there's was any chance Manziel signs with the Cowboys . “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 have any chance of being successful in our league. He’s a guy obviously from Texas that we’ve all followed and had an amazing career there at A&M. Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player, but as a person in life.

“We certainly hope he gets his hands around that because he’s obviously a guy that’s had some very unique successes in his life. When he is able to have his hands around some of his issues that he has off the field, then it usually translates into a success for him on the field. But 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.”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is excited for the game between the Boys and Rams on Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)

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