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Jones' son: 'No chance' Manziel joins Cowboys

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Johnny Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, won't have a homecoming with the Dallas Cowboys.

Manziel, riddled with off-field trouble during and after his two-year stint with the Browns, will not join Dallas, team executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

Jones, son of team owner Jerry Jones, said there was "no chance" Manziel would join the Cowboys.

"Obviously Johnny needs to get his hands around his life," the younger Jones told CBS Sports Radio on Friday. "He needs to do the things that make him a good person off the field, I think, before he can ever have any chance of being successful in our league. He's a guy obviously from Texas that we've all followed and had an amazing career there at A&M. Unfortunately, he has some things that are holding him back not only as a football player but as a person in life. … But I hope he is able to get his hands around his life, and at some point if he does, I'm sure he'll get another chance. But at the moment, it certainly won't be in Dallas."

Tyrod Taylor extension: One season was enough for Tyrod Taylor to convince the Bills he could be their franchise quarterback. Now he has the contract to start proving it. Buffalo signed Taylor to a six-year contract a day before opening the preseason against the Colts. The extension replaces the remaining year Taylor had left on his contract and will pay him more than $30 million over the first two seasons, the Associated Press reported. "It definitely shows that they're all in, which is what our phrase is for this year," Taylor said, referring to the team's motto. "This contract is not going to change my mind-set or my focus."

Game highlights: Robert Griffin III hit receiver Terrelle Pryor for a 49-yard gain on Cleveland's first play from scrimmage against the Packers. Griffin, already named the starter at quarterback, was 4-of-8 for 67 yards. Green Bay won 17-11. … Andy Dalton was sharp in his return, leading the Bengals into field goal range on his only drive during the visiting Vikings' 17-16 victory. Dalton's 2015 season ended in December when he broke the thumb on his throwing hand. … Seventh-round draft pick Dwayne Washington gave the Lions the lead for good with a 96-yard kickoff return as Detroit won 30-17 at Pittsburgh. The Steelers sat Ben Roethlisberger, running backs Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams, wide receivers Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton, and center Maurkice Pouncey.

Dolphins-Giants delay: Severe weather delayed the Dolphins-Giants preseason game at MetLife Stadium by 51 minutes. With a rainbow over the stadium, Andrew Franks kicked off at 7:56. Miami won 27-10 as sixth-round draft pick Jakeem Grant had four catches for 68 yards. New Giants coach Ben McAdoo had quarterback Eli Manning sit out, saying he knows what the veteran can do.

49ers: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, citing a sore arm, did not throw in practice for the second day in a row and is questionable for Sunday's preseason opener against the Texans.

Titans: Linebacker Amarlo Herrera was claimed off waivers from the Colts.

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