Dallas Cowboys, Johnny Manziel Rumors: Praise For Dak Prescott Makes Dallas Unlikely Destination For Johnny Football [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 23, 2016 02:14 PM EDT
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Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel. (Photo : Getty Images)

It doesn't seem like Johnny Football will land in Dallas.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been shy about sharing his glowing reviews of Johnny Manziel as a football player. With the former Heisman Trophy winner looking to return to the NFL, Dallas has long been a rumored landing spot given Jones' adoration of the signal caller.

Jones, however, recently sung the praises of a different quarterback (one who remains in the NFL), Cowboys backup Dak Prescott.

Now, even incumbent starting quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant have heaped praise on the signal caller.

Prescott, 23, went 12-for-15 for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions during the Cowboys' 41-14 drubbing of the Dolphins in preseason Week 2 action last Saturday. Prescott has thrown for more touchdowns (6) than incompletions (5) through the first two preseason games.

One of those scores was a 28-yard heave to Bryant, who had nothing but good things to say about the quarterback.

"Man, I'll tell you this: rookie is a name -- just a name that they give you in the league," Bryant said, according to "Either you can do it or you can't. The guy is a student -- give it to him. You've got to give it to him. He wants to learn, he wants to be good. He's sitting behind a Hall of Famer. Give him his credit."

Bryant unfortunately has bigger things to worry about after suffering a concussion at Monday's practice.

Romo, who took over and went 4-for-5 for 49 yards and no touchdowns or picks Saturday, also had great things to say about Prescott.

"I've been very impressed with how Dak has played," Romo said. "It kind of reminds me a little bit of me back in the day in some capacity. He's playing great. To have depth at that position, it's a big, big bonus. Hopefully he can continue to do that. And he's a good kid, so you really root for him."

Jones has often praised Manziel, but recently uttered the name, "Dak Prescott" when asked about his current thoughts on Johnny Football. Earlier this offseason, however, he let it be known he still had positive thoughts about Manziel's ability despite his train wreck of a personal life.

"I have the same impression that when he came out of A&M of what his potential is as a football player," Jones told Peter King of Sports Illustrated back in May. "I haven't changed my opinion of how exciting of a player that he is, how unique a player that he is."

Manziel, 23, has had many issues staying away from the party scene and was also recently indicted by a Dallas jury for a domestic incident with his ex-girlfriend, model Colleen Crowley.

Despite his many issues -- which led to him getting dropped two agents this offseason and cut by the Browns in March -- Manziel is adamant that he plans on staying sober to pursue a return to the NFL.

Nevertheless, a friend recently admitted that Manziel acknowledged he hit "rock bottom," though he was still seen partying recently.

It seems the Cowboys are better off sticking with Prescott rather than the distraction that is Manziel.

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