“Odell will join us”
After the Odell Beckham Jr. the market seemed to be slowing down, jerry jones he’s revving it up to the point where he expects the eight-year veteran to sign with the Cowboys soon.
Jones had said that Beckham playing in the regular season would be a big factor in signing the Cowboys, but even after OBJ made comments that he would rather join a team with the intention to prepare to play only in the playoffsthe former owner hopes that this deal will go through.
“Odell will join ussaid Jones, via USA Today’s Jarrett Bell. “There’s a good chance he will, with the full goal of preparing for a playoff game or two, and then I’ll look to the future. But most of it is about now.”
Considered the top contenders ahead of Beckham’s three-way week, the Cowboys could move to make this long-rumored signing after their Week 15 game against the Jaguars, Bell adds. While Beckham has leaned toward a multi-year contract, Jones said the focus on a deal with the Cowboys would be for the remainder of this season.
Beckham’s visit to the Cowboys produced several headlines focused on his ACL rehab. taking more time than expected. Rumors about Beckham not be ready to go until february surfaced Beckham tweeted a pawn emoji after the visit, and while the same sorts of leaks about his health didn’t surface after his visits to the Giants and Bills, rumors connecting him to New York suitors have been around. calmed down. Instead, the Cowboys have continued to talk to Beckham and share that these conversations are happening. Jones’ confidence here points to this process nearing the finish line, which would end one of the longest-running free agency sagas in NFL history.
The former Pro Bowler did not coach for the Giants, Bills or Cowboys, but Jones confirmed that Beckham has been coaching and “is extraordinary.” After a week and a turn of uncertainty on the Cowboys-Beckham drama, the tone here seems to have returned to praise. Jones and several Cowboys players spent time recruiting the prominent free agent before and during his stay in Dallas last week, and while Beckham expects a deal in the range of $20MM-AAV never seemed in tune with your situation, a uniquely structured contract may be in the cards.
Beckham is an in-season free agent for the second year in a row, and it will be interesting to see how the Cowboys’ contract compares, should Jones and company finalize this deal, at long last, to his incentive-laden pact with the Rams (who ended up paying $4.75MM) as of November 2021. Beckham’s second ACL tear in a 20-month span cost him a lucrative free agency payday this year. The former goal of the Giants, Browns and Rams could try to skip this season in an effort to prioritize a 2023 market run: a rumored scenario around the league this week, but Jones thinks OBJ will play this season.
If Beckham signs, the Cowboys will be ready to field an intriguing receiving corps for the playoffs. the team has Cee Dee Lamb Y miguel gallo, the latter having recovered from an ACL tear in December 2021, leading the way. Y dalton schultz It has improved after a slow start. Beckham would also be willing to reduce the roles of james washington, noah brown and recent signer ty hilton. Acclimation issues can arise, as it’s not exactly common for teams to introduce a high-profile skill player into the mix in the playoffs, but Beckham and dak prescott navigating them would raise the Cowboys’ offensive ceiling, assuming Beckham is ready by mid-January.
“I hope we can get into some big games and have some Deion Sanders-write resultsJones said. “Would it be possible to have a great player like that in two or three playoff games and make some significant plays? I think a lot. That’s not an exaggerated thought at all..”
Beckham is coming off a turbulent 2021, which involved him forcing his way out of Cleveland, but the LSU alum’s form during the postseason has boosted this market. The former Giants first-round pick topped 100 yards in the Rams’ victory in the NFC Championship Game and was on pace to match that performance in Super Bowl LVI, before going down with an injury in the second quarter. We may soon finally see what Beckham looks like after his second major knee setback.