Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is making it clear he wants free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on the team, as they hope to make a run to the Super Bowl. OBJ signed with the Los Angeles Rams last season after he was waived by the Cleveland Browns and helped the team win a championship. Is this OBJ’s future? Part-season rental for a Super Bowl contender?
“He knows how much I want him here, and a lot of these guys in this locker room I’ve seen have reached out on their own in different ways to making sure that he understands that this is a team that he can help,” Prescott said. “And we want him to come help.”
Which NFL Team Will Odell Beckham Jr. Sign With?
Last season in the playoffs for the Rams OBJ had 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns. He was on his way to a big game in the Super Bowl. He had two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown before suffering a contact ACL tear.
It has been reported that OBJ will visit with both the Cowboys and his former team, the New York Giants.
While the Giants are 7-3 and tied with the Cowboys, they’re not a real contender.
The Cowboys are 14th in offensive DVOA, third in rush DVOA but only 17th in pass DVOA. Prescott could use an additional weapon. With Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott the running game is set.
But CeeDee Lamb is the only real threat on the outside. A possible OBJ addition would be huge and help open up even more underneath.
Can Odell Beckham Jr. Lift Dallas To Super Bowl?
“A resounding yes. Yes. Unequivocally,” Jones said. “I think we’ve had adversity. We very easily could have more adversity. … Yes, I think if we use the experience of what we’re having in the season, then we’re going to be playoff ready. But I sure do think that what I see out here right now is the team like that you could go get a Super Bowl with.”
Cowboys Nation hasn’t been shy about its desire for OBJ.
Maybe this is OBJ’s future. No long-term deals. Just a series of one-year deals with teams that are contenders that he could help get over the hump.
There would have to be specific criteria. An elite defense, and an elite quarterback. Of course, other talented players at the skill positions would help too. But we can’t be greedy.
“But right now I guess it’s who can recruit better,” Prescott said. “And, yeah, I don’t know necessarily about what he’s looking for when it comes to the numbers and long term and all that, but I know that we want him here and hope it all works out.”