Trying To Make Sense Of Odell Beckham Attending Mavs Game With Star Cowboys

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EDITOR’S NOTE: News broke after we published this story that Odell Beckham is unlikely to play before the Playoffs.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s recruiting tour continues, as he was spotted sitting courtside at last night’s Dallas Mavericks game with Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs.

The Dallas faithful did their part in making sure the coveted free agent felt welcome in Big D:

The Cowboys are sparing no expense in the recruitment of Beckham. The star WR spent Monday meeting with ownership before taking in the Mavericks game. OBJ will meet with the team again today, and is expected to pick a landing spot.

Beckham has been on the move a lot lately. In the last week, he’s met with the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants before wrapping up his recruitment tour this week with the Cowboys.

Cowboys should be frontrunners for OBJ

From the start, it’s felt like Beckham’s two main options were the Cowboys and Giants. But Dallas should have the upperhand in the Odell sweepstakes.

In the last three games, the Cowboys are 3-0 and the Giants are 0-2-1, including Dallas’ Thanksgiving day win over the G-Men.

The Cowboys (9-3) are in excellent shape to make the playoffs, while the Giants (7-4-1) are clinging onto the sixth seed.

Should we be more concerned with Beckham’s health?

Beckham’s last bit of NFL action came about 10 months ago in the Super Bowl, a game that OBJ left with a torn ACL. 

But through his recruiting process, there’s been no word on how Beckham has performed in workouts. In fact, it’s unclear if he’s caught passes for any of the teams he’s met with.

Jerry Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan this morning and was asked about his confidence level in signing a player he hasn’t seen work out. Jones said:

“I’m not confident at all. That’s the issue. We’ve got a good bead on that. We’ve got a great read on his career. It all has to be addressed and that’s when you see if you can make a deal or not.”

Jones was then asked if OBJ has shown any indication that he can take the field this season. He replied:

“I’m gonna kind of keep that one at bay.”

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