10 Reasons Manning Becomes A Cowboy by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles
Never again, this much we know
Never again, does Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones go into an NFL season without a #1 quarterback right behind #1 quarterback Tony Romo. Never again, does Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones go into an NFL season with a Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden, or Kellen Moore to try and savage another season if (when) Romo goes down. Jones will break the bank ( well, one of his many) to get the best quarterback to back up Romo for 2016, and that quarterback could very well be Peyton Manning.
We, of course, still have to see how the 2015 NFL season plays out. The Denver Broncos with QB Peyton Manning steering the herd, are still in the thick of the race to the Super Bowl, after having beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Division Round of the playoffs. (But even in that game, Manning wasn’t sharp, and there were questions to head coach Gary Kubiak afterwards of whether or not he considered benching Peyton Manning in Sunday’s Divisional Round.)
If Denver wins the Super Bowl, Peyton retires on top and that is that.
If Denver is beaten in the playoffs by New England however, one has to believe that the Broncos must give young QB Brock Osweiler the reins in 2016. So as great as the “Sheriff” is, even Matt Dillon had to ride in the sunset eventually……or….the “Sheriff” might consider Dallas first.
Here’s 10 Reasons Manning Becomes A Cowboy and why it makes a ton of sense….
1) Win or lose, the Broncos must give young QB Brock Osweiler the reins in 2016.
2) If Peyton still has some football in him, he would be going to a team with good offensive weapons, a good defense and a team that has a good chance to win their division and be Super Bowl bound. Dallas is also a far better place to play, than say San Francisco or Cleveland. Peyton does not want a re-building team, period.
3) Jerry Jones can pay a ton of money to a back up quarterback, and won’t take “no” for an answer.
4) Peyton Manning likes a ton of money.
5) If history can be considered here, then Manning is almost guaranteed to be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in 2016, sooner rather than later.
6) Until he is the starting quarterback, Peyton has time to get back to being 100% healthy, which he isn’t now.
7) Starting QB Tony Romo will handle most the the pre-season and early season work. Peyton Manning will therefore be, well rested midway into the season.
8) Jerry Jones is not a fan of any of the free agent quarterbacks. Jones is especially not a fan of Cleveland Brown’s Johnny Manziel ( when Johnny Manziel soon becomes an ex- Cleveland Brown ) Michael Vick isn’t a consideration….maybe RG3.
9) Jerry Jones is not going depend on a rookie 2016 NFL Draft pick quarterback to to try and savage another season if (when) Romo goes down.
10) And finally, Peyton Manning hates the idea of retirement and still likes the spotlight. The Dallas Cowboys, being a very high profile team, will give him the attention he wants and deserves, even as a temporary back up to Romo.
Let’s also admit as fans, that we aren’t ready for Peyton Manning to ride away either. So if Peyton has one more year in him, let’s make it a fun place and Dallas would be, for all of us! A win, win, win, win! Jones would be happy, the Dallas fans would be happy, fantasy football fans would be happy, and I believe Peyton would be as well.