Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reiterates his desire for free agent Odell Beckham Jr. to join his team ahead of the wide receiver’s visit TODAY: ‘I’m going to try to make it work’
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is eager for Odell Beckham Jr. to join his franchise, having admitted that he will “try to make it work.”
The free agent will rejoin the team on Monday as part of its tour in search of a new home to play soccer. The NFL star flew private last week after American Airlines kicked him off a plane in Miami for “refusing to wear a seatbelt.”
He has torn the ACL in his knee twice and has been rehabbing all season after being injured in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win, but is looking to make a comeback.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (left) wants Odell Beckham Jr. (right) to join his franchise
Beckham Jr. met with the former New York Giants team last Thursday as part of their free agency tour and is now ready to travel to Dallas for talks.
Jones has been a fan of the wide receiver and the Cowboys haven’t been shy about publicizing their interest in him.
“Normally I would say anytime you can create an affirmative commitment, a belief, I think that’s a good thing, yeah,” Jones said before Beckham Jr.’s visit.
Odell Beckham Jr. continued his whirlwind free agency tour last week aboard a private jet
‘In a business that has a lot of psychology, I think that’s the case. I don’t think it’s necessary for us to have success with this team and in the playoffs, but it would be positive.
I want this to work. I want it to work. But that means I’m going to be trying to make it work. So I’m going to look for reasons to do, not reasons not to.’
The Cowboys failed to secure a new wide receiver before the NFL trade deadline and have been heavily linked to a move for Beckham Jr. as a result. Dallas has $6.3 million left in its salary cap, according to the NFLPA.
After Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the team’s interest, Jones said last month that Beckham Jr. “could look pretty good” with the franchise.
“Odell is someone we have all the appreciation in the world for who he is as a competitor,” he said. 105.3 THE FAN.
“I know the Cowboys star in that helmet when he puts it on could look pretty good.”
“Number one, we really love our receiving group, and I really like the balance between the veterans and the youngsters,” McCarthy previously told reporters. “I think we have better football with more opportunities in front of us.”
“Odell in particular, I’ve always been a huge fan of his,” McCarthy added. ‘Of [former Giants head coach] Ben McAdoo Joe Whitt [Jr.]all the guys I’ve worked with from the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns all have good things to say about him.
“Obviously, I’ve always been very impressed with his ability to play football, but I’ve just heard a lot of great things about him over the years.” I think those are conversations for the future. Right now, we’re focused on our guys.
Beckham Jr. made his most iconic catch against the Cowboys: a one-handed falling touchdown in 2014
Beckham Jr. was thrown off a Los Angeles-bound flight from Miami last week after authorities said he did not respond to requests to fasten his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious. As a result of Beckham’s expulsion, the flight was delayed for approximately 90 minutes, much to the dismay of other passengers.
He had 48 receptions for 593 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games with the Rams, with 56 touchdowns to his name in his NFL career.
Beckham Jr. made his most iconic catch with the Giants: a one-handed touchdown catch against the Cowboys in 2014.
He tore his ACL in the 2020 and 2021 seasons and also missed most of the 2017 season after breaking an ankle.