First, reports began arising about two weeks ago linking the two parties as a possible draft-day match. Then NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock placed Manziel with the Cowboys in his mock draft on Wednesday. Mayock isn't just a guy who watches film; he talks to teams ... a lot of them.
And now comes word that Manziel has a pair of pro-am tee times on Tuesday and Wednesday in the greater Dallas area.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Manziel is expected to participate in the Nelson Celebrity-Pro Am on Tuesday at Dallas National and the Golf Pro-Am at Las Colinas Country Club on Wednesday. Both events are within 20 miles of AT&T Stadium.
No, we're not trying to say this is all pre-arranged, that Jerry Jones taking Manziel Thursday night is a fait accompli. But it is interesting.
Now if it was the Cowboys who actually did end up with Manziel, how convenient would it be, from a marketing standpoint, to have Manziel in your own backyard, wearing the star on his baseball cap, hanging out with other Cowboys players on the golf course just days after being drafted by the local team?