It's hard to take Jerry Jones seriously. This isn't a new development but it seems like he spends his days plotting ways to troll the rest of us. The latest: Jones, the Cowboys owner and general manager, pretty much confirmed a recent report by author Jim Dent that team vice president (and Jerry's son) Stephen Jones had to rip the Johnny Manziel draft card from his father's hand during the first round of the May NFL Draft.

“Figuratively speaking, it got close to that,” Jerry Jones said Tuesday during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan. “It certainly was a big debate going on, if no place else other than my mind.”

And that's the concern of every Cowboys fan on the planet. Of course, Jones was telling a different story shortly after the team used its first-round pick on offensive lineman Zack Martin.

"Frankly ... [picking Manziel] wasn't even a thought," he said at the time. "This was such an obvious football … decision."

And then, early in training camp, Jones first spun this yarn: “I want you to know that almost as I was handing in the card, it was that close to putting that Manziel card in. It was that close,” he admitted. “I looked over to my son, Stephen, our chief executive officer, and I said ‘I took the right pick.' ... He was the top player by three players on our board at the time that we were sitting there looking at him.”