If wide receiver and free agent Odell Beckham Jr. is interested in joining the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas team is doing its best to let him know that the interest is mutual.
Speaking on The Fan station 105.3 in Dallas on Tuesday, owner and general manager Jerry Jones supported his current receiving group, but added that Beckham « is someone we have all the love for. appreciation to the world for who he is as a competitor.
In eight games against the Cowboys with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns, Beckham caught 40 passes for 558 yards and seven touchdowns.
On Monday, coach Mike McCarthy said he had « always been a big fan of [Beckham] and his former and current assistants on his team vouched for him. Beckham is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in the last Super Bowl game while playing for the Los Angeles Rams.
« From Ben McAdoo to Joe Whitt, every guy from the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns has nothing but good things to say about him, » McCarthy said. “I have always been so impressed with his ability to play football. I’ve heard so many great things about him over the years. »
No visit with Beckham has been scheduled so the team can see where he is in his fitness, but normally Jones is reluctant to talk about potential free agents for competitive reasons.
Beckham said in a video posted to social media on Sunday that he wants to sign a multi-season contract with his eventual new team. The Cowboys were one of four teams he mentioned.
“Whether it’s Buffalo, Green Bay, the Cowboys, reunion with the Giants, I want to be able to settle down there and buy myself a house. I’m tired of living with two-week suitcases,” he said.
The Cowboys were in talks with the Houston Texans before the trade deadline last week for receiver Brandin Cooks, but nothing materialized. They also had brief discussions with the Denver Broncos regarding Jerry Jeudy, sources tell The Associated Press.