Odell Beckham Jr. has yet to sign with a team this season but there’s reason to believe he’ll take his talents to the Dallas Cowboys.
According to NFL Network, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys have shown interest in Beckham Jr. and have checked on his health.
OBJ is a former Offensive Rookie of the Year award winner, a three-time Pro Bowler and a two-time second-team All-Pro. In nine seasons, he amassed 7,637 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns.
Whichever team lands Beckham Jr. will have a major offensive boost for the end of the regular season and into the playoffs.
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Why hasn’t Odell Beckham Jr. signed with a team yet?
OBJ has had a very unique offseason. Beckham Jr. reeled in two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown to help lift the Los Angeles Rams over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI last season.
But Beckham Jr. tore his ACL in the second quarter of the game and was expected to miss a significant portion of the 2022 NFL season. But last July, OBJ sent this Tweet claiming he may have actually torn his ACL prior to the Super Bowl, but played through the knee injury:
Regardless of when the ligament tear actually occurred, NFL Network reported Beckham Jr. is now cleared for non-contact workouts and his return date is rapidly approaching.
Complex Sports recently posted this clip of OBJ discussing what he’s looking for with his next team:
While it seems that Beckham Jr. wants to join a team in playoff contention, it appears to be equally important to get a long-term deal.
Who are the Cowboys competing with for OBJ?
Beckham Jr. has been spotted at NFL games through the season, almost like a highly ranked college prospect visiting teams with interest in him.
He started the season at the Rams Week 1 game, but Los Angeles is 3-5 and likely won’t be in the running for Beckham Jr without hopes of another Super Bowl run.
OBJ recently visited the New York Giants during practice to talk with former teammate Sterling Shepherd who tore his ACL in Week 3 vs. the Cowboys. Beckham Jr. started his career in New York, so it’s possible a reunion is in the works.
OBJ’s old Rams teammate Von Miller has been publicly courting for OBJ to join Miller’s new team, the Buffalo Bills. Last week, Miller posted this on Instagram:
How would OBJ fit with the Cowboys?
Beckham Jr. is a threat anytime he’s got the ball in his hands. He’s not the biggest at 5’11, 198-pounds. But Odell utilizes his speed and agility to make big plays.
Beckham Jr. would join an already strong Cowboys WR group with CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Noah Brown.
The Cowboys are already considered Super Bowl contenders, holding the fourth-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at +1200, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Adding OBJ would only further their chances at bringing a championship to Big D.