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Dallas ignored Manziel's place on draft board

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Johnny Manziel was the highest-rated player on the team's draft board when the Dallas Cowboys went on the clock with the 16th overall pick, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Friday.
   Tony Romo is entrenched as the Cowboys' starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, as long as his body cooperates.
   As highly as some in the Cowboys' front office think of Manziel, Jones said the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner would have been stuck as a backup if Dallas drafted him.
   Jones said he firmly believes Manziel will have a successful NFL career and didn't hesitate to predict he will be outstanding for the Browns.
   But Jones reiterated Manziel wouldn't have that chance in Dallas due to the Cowboys' commitment to Romo, who signed a six-year, $108 million extension last offseason.

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