Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III to join Dallas Cowboys, says Troy Aikman

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The Dallas Cowboys struggled badly in 2015, ending the season with a depressing 4-12 record as they failed to make it back to the postseason. 

The main reason for the Cowboys struggles was an injury crisis, with quarterback Tony Romo missing a large chunk of the year whilst Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassell struggled badly to provide an effective replacement. 

After his injury-plagued 2015, Dallas seem rather concerned about Romo's future and appear intent to grab themselves a new backup quarterback ahead of next season. There are two very interesting candidates for the role: Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III.


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That's according to Troy Aikman at least, who claims that Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones will almost certainly sign one of the former Heisman winners.

“I believe, as I sit here today, either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will be in Dallas as a backup,” Aikman said in an interview with

The two ex-college stars came into the National Football League with huge potential - but neither managed to recreate their Heisman-caliber worthy play after getting drafted.

The 25-year-old RG3 actually made an impressive start to life in the NFL, winning Offensive Rookie of the Year before suffering a horrific knee injury in the playoffs that he was never the same after. Griffin will be released by the Redskins in the offseason, seeing as they would have to pay him over $16m if they didn't. 

Manziel, on the other, has never really gotten going in his two years in the league. The former Texas A&M star still hasn't moved on from his college partying days, even after a stint in rehab.

If he was to join the Cowboys then it would almost certainly be his last chance to prove himself as a capable and reliable quarterback in the NFL.

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