Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Odell Beckham Jr: “Odell is someone we have all the appreciation in the world for what he is as a competitor. I know the Cowboys star on that helmet, when he puts it on, looks pretty good can see ”
Last updated: 22/11/08 17:35
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams rumored to be competing for the signature of Odell Beckham Jr, according to reports in the US, and owner Jerry Jones did nothing on Tuesday to dispel those rumors when he said the team’s star logo” would be pretty good” on the superstar receiver.
Beckham is currently a free agent after winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams last year but injuring himself in the game itself, tearing his left ACL in the first half.
Reports suggest Beckham is targeting a return to the football field in early December… but with which team? The Rams were favorites to recapture Beckham’s signature but have since suffered a disappointing 3-5 start to the season.
The Buffalo Bills (6-2) are closely associated with OBJ, and general manager Brandon Beane said last week they would be “crazy” not to sign him, while New York Giants (6-2) GM Joe Schoen said he would “consider” having a conversation about a possible reunion for the wideout who spent his first five seasons in the NFL in New York.
And now Jones and the Cowboys have placed themselves firmly in the mix. “Odell is someone for whom we have all the appreciation in the world for what he is as a competitor,” Jones told a local radio station in Dallas.
“I know the Cowboys star on that helmet can look pretty good putting it on.”
Jones added: “We need to be aware that he is recovering from this injury, but he showed last year that he can do it and is doing well.
“I think an experienced player like Odell has been my experience when we brought in an experienced player, they got off to a flying start in terms of being able to compete.
“That’s usually not a big factor when we consider whether or not a player can pass.”
The NFL Network reported this week that no decision on OBJ is expected before Thanksgiving.
The Cowboys are looking to bolster a reception space currently run by third-year player CeeDee Lamb, with Michael Gallup and Noah Brown as free pieces. The team switched from their former No. 1 target Amari Cooper in the off-season and traded him to the Cleveland Browns.
According to NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys attempted to trade for veteran receiver Brandin Cooks of the Houston Texans on Tuesday’s trade deadline, while also making an offer for Denver Broncos, widely Jerry Jeudy, according to Tom Pelissero.
Dallas will not have a receiver in the league’s top 15 in yardage or touchdown catches in 2022. Cowboys in his stunning rookie season catapulted him to stardom.
Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowl roster, had 305 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams in eight regular-season games last year. adding another 288 yards and two TDs in their playoff run.
He has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 career games (91 starts) with the Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.
Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage throughout the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nflour Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go!