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Jerry Jones: Manziel's 'Elvis' act not for Dallas

Saturday - 5/10/2014, 12:50am  ET

Taylor Lottmann is upset Johnny Manziel wasn't the Houston Texans first round draft pick during the Tony Buzbee's "Draft Johnny Manziel" watch party on NFL Draft night Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Mayra Beltran) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows a celebrity quarterback when he sees one.

His take on Johnny Manziel: "He's Elvis Presley."

There was no room for Elvis in Dallas because Tony Romo is already there.

Jones reiterated Friday that Manziel wouldn't have beat out Romo to start if the Cowboys had taken him at No. 16 in the first round instead of Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin.

Jones knew a circus would have been coming to town, saying Manziel wasn't "the usual development guy" behind an established starter such as Romo.

So, if Manziel is Elvis Presley, who is Romo? "George Strait," says Jones, flashing a wide grin.

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