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Johnny Manziel tipped for big things by Hall of Fame QB

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Troy Aikman believes Johnny Manziel has what it takes to become a success in the National Football League and is certainly expecting him to "have a special career" should he apply himself properly.

While the legendary Hall of Fame quarterback admits to being a Manziel fan, he does not necessarily believe he would be the correct pick for his former team the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman believes defense is the area of greatest concern for head coach Jason Garrett, which is hard to argue with as the Cowboys came dead last for total defense in the NFL last season.

"I'm a fan of his, and I'm really pulling for him," Aikman said on the Dallas Cowboys official website.

Manziel has been the subject of a fan campaign to persuade the Cowboys to draft him, as they want to Texas A&M star man to stay in the state where he won the 2012 Heisman Trophy. However, Aikman concerns with defense lead him to believe that Garrett and owner Jerry Jones will not be drafting a quarterback at all, as he believes the current options in that position are still viable.

"I think you look at the Cowboys right now and some of the struggles, specifically from last year, defense clearly was an area of concern and disappointment. A lot of that was because of the injuries, so I'm sure there will be a focus on that," Aikman added.

"I think Brandon Weeden obviously has some talent, and Kyle Orton -- I'm assuming he's back; I've always been a big Kyle Orton fan -- I think he's fully capable, and I think he proved that in the last game of the season.

"It doesn't sound like they'll be drafting anybody (at quarterback). But if they can find a free agent to come out and at some point down the road play like Tony (Romo) has played, that's a pretty good way to go."

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