Dallas Cowboys Pass on Johnny Football, Go Offensive Line with Zack Martin

By Jason Lisk

There were rumors that Jerry Jones loved Johnny Manziel. He fell to the 16th pick in the draft where Jerry could make a splash. Still, with Romo still playing well and under a large contract, it is a luxury and future pick. You could make the argument that this team desperately needed help for a defensive secondary that was downright flammable, and safety was the clear position where need met value. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are both available and likely to go soon.

However, it was another offensive lineman. Zack Martin of Notre Dame was highly rated and certainly not a reach here. With Tyron Smith at left tackle and established now as a cornerstone, it’s a big price for someone with a ceiling of right tackle. Tony Romo, though, has to be pleased and ready for another dip.



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