The Cowboys have been average at best on the offensive side of the football. The offense that was ranked No. 1 last season is just 29th out of 32 teams now.
That has owner Jerry Jones making comments about free agent wideout Odell Beckham Jr., who’s a free agent returning from his second torn ACL. And while Jones didn’t say whether the Cowboys would pursue Beckham, he showed a ton of admiration for the talented wideout in a radio interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
“He made the greatest catch I’ve seen, other than the one Dez Bryant made for the touchdown against Green Bay. Bottom line, Odell is a player that I admire a lot.”
Hearing Jones say this doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s the timing of it that makes you raise an eyebrow. But when it’s Jerry anything is possible in his thinking cap.
— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) October 28, 2022
The Dallas Cowboys are currently 5-2 and in third place in the uber competitive NFC East, behind the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and once-beaten New York Giants.
The Giants’ only defeat came at the hands of Cowboys back in Week 3. With quarterback Dak Prescott battling injury, the Cowboys have leaned heavily on a defense that’s become one of the league’s best behind reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons, and All-Pro cornerback Trevon Diggs, who had 11 picks in 2021.
Cowboys Receivers Have Struggled Without Amari Cooper:
When the team made the decision to trade top wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this past offseason, they truly believed 2020 first-round pick CeeDee Lamb was ready to assume the role of top wideout. While he’s shown flashes, he hasn’t looked the part consistently, and that means the team may be looking for reinforcements, which OBJ would be.
Adding Beckham would immediately give Prescott a true No. 1 target who’s capable of playing all three wide receiver spots. If Beckham’s healthy — and that’s a big if with the injury-prone receiver — he also possesses blazing top-end speed, even after the knee injuries. He’d do wonders for any offense, and that’s why teams like the Packers, Ravens, Bills, Giants and Rams are all interested in trying to sign him.
Beckham Helped Rams Win Super Bowl After Midseason Acquisition:
After the Browns released an unhappy Beckham midway through the 2021 season, the former LSU Tigers star signed with the Los Angeles Rams. He and defensive end Von Miller were the missing pieces to a Rams Super Bowl. Beckham was good all playoffs, and he was on his way to Super Bowl MVP if not for his unfortunate ACL injury. So it’s obvious why teams are lining up to see if he still has the skills.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 3, 2022
Earlier in the week Jones said it would take a player the caliber of a Deion Sanders to convince Dallas to make a move before the trade deadline. Since that is unlikely to happen, the next best thing is signing a marquee free agent like OBJ.