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Like a lot of Cowboys fans, LeBron not happy team passed on Johnny Manziel

May 9, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

Come on, the Dallas Cowboys have Tony Romo, why would they ever need another quarterback?

As Heisman winner Johnny Manziel fell down the NFL’s first-round draft board Thursday night, Dallas Cowboys fans started to get excited — Johnny Football playing in Texas? Finally an heir to Romo? Smart draft pick or not a lot of Cowboys fans wanted it.

LeBron James is an avid Cowboys fan and he wanted it, as you can see from the above tweets.

Instead the Cowboys went with Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin. A guy to keep to help protect Romo (who just got a contract extension).

Manziel fell to the Browns at 22, a team with a great reputation for being patient and developing quarterbacks to their full potential… just kidding. It probably will work out like most Browns picks.

At least the Nets can be happy LeBron didn’t take out all his frustrations on them, he only scored 22 in the Miami win.

(Hat tip to Eye on Basketball)

  1. calkinsrob - May 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Romo is not the biggest problem in dallas. never has been.

    • drs76109 - May 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      correct – defense is the main issue although an argument can be made that coaching and front office are issues as well.

    • reesesteel23 - May 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      As long as Jerry is around, the QB’s and Coordinators will always be the scapegoats

  2. nfl4days - May 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Should have taken Calvin Pryor.

  3. watermelon1 - May 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    They’ll change their tune when they see what the AFC north does to Manziel. Assuming he can even get on the field.

  4. bougin89 - May 9, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Ha Ha!

    • 00millerfortune - May 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  5. 1harrypairatesties - May 9, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Romo is the biggest problem in Dallas. Always has been.

    • nfl4days - May 9, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      please. The lack of coaching has been a problem and now on top of that, their defense is abysmal. I could rush for 150 on them.

    • calkinsrob - May 9, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      They had one of the worst defenses in the league last year. Id say Romo is a top 15 QB in the NFL. So to say hes the biggest problem is just silly.

    • asimonetti88 - May 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Romo is solid. He’s not a Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers kind of guy but he puts up pretty good numbers and is capable of big plays. The Cowboys have had Garrett as their coach for almost 4 years now, and their defense is pretty pathetic as well. Romo makes a lot of mistakes but I wouldn’t pin their struggles on him.

    • longtallsam - May 9, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      The biggest problem in Dallas is their GM.

  6. dvic13 - May 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Damn, Lebron is a habitual band wagon fan. He’s worst than half those Heat fans. Bulls, Cowboys, & Yankees. Does he have no local pride?

    • beach305 - May 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

      The cowboys haven’t won
      in almost 20 years. How is he a bandwagon fan?

      • nfl4days - May 9, 2014 at 5:56 PM

        didn’t you know? If you’re a fan of a team who isn’t complete garbage you’re automatically bandwagon.

      • nfl4days - May 9, 2014 at 5:56 PM

        didn’t you know? If you’re a fan of a team who isn’t complete garbage you’re automatically bandwagon.

    • spursareold - May 9, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      He’s from Cleveland…

      • reesesteel23 - May 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM

        He’s from Akron

      • antistratfordian - May 9, 2014 at 6:18 PM

        LeBron is from Akron and he had this to say about what he felt about Cleveland growing up:

        “It’s not far, but it is far. And Clevelanders, because they were the bigger-city kids when we were growing up, looked down on us…. So we didn’t actually like Cleveland. We hated Cleveland growing up. There’s a lot of people in Cleveland we still hate to this day.”

      • asimonetti88 - May 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

        Ok so he’s from Akron, pretty sure that’s not Dallas.

    • antistratfordian - May 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      He’s been faithful to these teams for about 20 years now. That’s longer than some here have been alive.

  7. campcouch - May 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Hey it’s the NFL blogger that hates the NFL!

  8. Andee - May 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Lebron is a Cowboy fan. It all makes so much more sense now.

  9. duhwighthoward - May 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    LeBron doesn’t have what it takes to play football. There is no flopping in football.

    • beach305 - May 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      No flopping in football you say. Check out YouTube. QB’s flop all the time.

      • duhwighthoward - May 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

        I just did and you were right. I’ve changed my mind. LeBron would be legendary.

  10. raidordie - May 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    You wouldn’t dare write a bad article about Bridgewater. Check your white guilt helin. Not a browns fan but I hope he transforms that team and wins a sb.

  11. heat256 - May 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    I wish they did take him. Would’ve liked to see the Fins grab Martin for O-Line, rather than pick a 2nd round guy in the 1st.

    • beach305 - May 10, 2014 at 1:15 AM

      No more line guys name Martin for a while please.

  12. dvic13 - May 9, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    During his teenage years who were the big winners in each sport? You got it: Bulls, Cowboys, Yankees. Coincidence that Lebron is a fan of all three, when Cleveland has a franchise in all three sports? I think not.

    • fanofthegame79 - May 9, 2014 at 10:20 PM

      It’s ridiculous that people like you feel that others need to have “local pride” in entertainment. Yes, entertainment…that’s what sports are all about. I was born in Boston…does that mean I can only like Boston and Aerosmith and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? But wait, lets throw a wrench into this…I was transplanted to Phoenix when I was four years old; so now who can I like?!? Should I like the Phoenix teams AND the Boston teams? Or do I split the difference and pick a city/team in the middle? These rules seem a little confusing. … As for LeBron – you say he can only like Cleveland teams, but that’s not true “local pride” at this point in his life because he now lives in Miami.

      People are influenced in a multitude of ways and yes, as a young person, winning usually does attract fans. Not because they’re bandwagon fans, but because when your a kid and you watch TV all you see are winners – from Wheaties to Gatorade, you’re blasted by people who win.

      Besides, LeBron has a history of liking these teams (20+ years)…the dude is 30 years old. Do the math – he was a 10 year old kid. Are we really going to start dictating who or what a child likes?

  13. 00millerfortune - May 9, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Funny thing is is that Johnny Football actually went to Cleveland. You’d think that would have been a great alternative team to LeBron but nah..

  14. khmerson562 - May 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Jerry passed on manziel because he want Winston or Marcus mariota next year. Mariota is a bigger manziel. Just watch

  15. jj871 - May 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    It’s incredible that people actually believe that Tony Romo is a problem and needs to be replaced. I mean …. seriously?

    The 4 starters in the years prior to Romo taking the helm (outside of games he missed due to injury) were Drew Bledsoe, Vinny Testaverde, Chad Hutchinson, and Quincy Carter. Perspective ….

    • asimonetti88 - May 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      Drew Henson

  16. jollyjoker2 - May 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    room is a sunsetting qb just like peyton is for the Broncos…Good enough to get you there but not young enough to win.

    • asimonetti88 - May 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      Not young enough to win? John Elway won Super Bowls at 37 and 38.

  17. borisalessandri - May 9, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I thought Manziel dropped to 26 not 22

    • 00millerfortune - May 9, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      No. 22.

      Usually this site is chalk full of factual errors but this one is correct.

  18. Dogsweat - May 9, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Manziel was worth the pick in Cowboy jersey sales alone.

  19. xli2006 - May 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    From Ohio… somehow a Yankees and Cowboys fan?!?



  20. bbk1000 - May 10, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    Wonderful….a fan of the Cowboys and Yankees….what a tool….

  21. dvic13 - May 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Lebron doesn’t have to “local pride” to decide the teams he is a fan of. However no one can deny the single attribute that the the teams(Bulls, Cowboys, Yankees) that Lebron became a fan of in the 90s is championships. Now if that isn’t the definition of a bandwagon fan, then I don’t know what is. Hey I like Lebron, best in the game, but it doesn’t change this fact.

  22. Dogsweat - May 10, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Cowboys could take the Georgia QB………………Sleeper!

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