The Dallas Cowboys was quickly mentioned as a possible landing spot for the star receiver. CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin lists the Cowboys at No. Beckham has listed the Cowboys as his top ten landing spots.
“How spicy could this be?” “Dallas doesn’t require WR help. Dak Prescott is comfortably in the MVP conversation because of CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Amari Cooper,” Benjamin explained. OJJ wouldn’t get a lot of work in such a crowded space. But Michael Gallup has been banged up, and Jerry Jones could view this like an Antonio Brown-to-the-Buccaneers kind of move: a luxury addition to a Super Bowl-caliber lineup. Odell could do no better than the America’s Team stage, before a possible return to free agency and possibly another chance at the Giants.
Although the Cowboys have multiple injuries to wide receiver, they are unlikely to make a run for Beckham. Dallas boasts a wide range of receivers, including CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Gallup’s absence has seen Cedrick Wilson emerge as an offensive weapon.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Beckham’s $7.25m salary will be paid by any team that claims Beckham. The Cowboys have $4.8million in cap space, which is not enough to claim Beckham’s salary without restructuring existing players’ contracts.
According CBS Sports the Cowboys are at the bottom of the waiver wire list at No. 27. Beckham would be unrestricted to sign with any Cowboys team if no one claims him.
Even if Beckham is not claimed, it is difficult to see how the Cowboys would trade their success in the first season for a position that offers luxury. Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher described Beckham’s ties with the Cowboys, but called the idea of the star receiver arriving in Dallas “absurd.”
Fisher explained that there are two things that must be mentioned if anyone wants to sound credible. He has family and friends in DFW, as well as in the region. This includes Louisiana where he played at LSU. His family would have loved to see him as Cowboy over the years. Two, Cowboys receivers coach Adam Henry has been a mentor to OBJ’s for many years, having coached him at all stops: LSU and the Giants as well as the Browns.
“…But what else? Beckham is celebrating his birthday today, Nov. 5. Beckham is not old. But his act is outdated and the notion that the Dallas locker rooms need’spice,’ is absurd. The Cowboys need receiver depth. It is difficult enough to find a spot for Gallup, Cooper and Lamb. Beckham has 17 receptions this year, which is a significant feat considering it has been six years (2016) since he posted “star” numbers.
Beckham was raised in Cowboys-loving families which will fuel speculation until the receiver is found a new home. Beckham is a long-time rival to the Cowboys and Giants but has always been supportive of Dallas.
Beckham stated that “all of my family grew-up in Texas” according to Jon Machota. It has been a humorous story between them and me, as they are both in New York. They are not an enemy, hate, or animosity to me.”
Beckham also said he enjoys playing in Dallas and described AT&T Stadium to be an “incredible atmosphere.”
It’s incredible. It’s an amazing environment, beautiful place,” Beckham stated about AT&T Stadium in Oct 2020, as per Scott Petrak, The Chronicle-Telegram. “It’s always exciting to play there.”
Beckham has not scored a touchdown since 2021, despite having accumulated back-to-back 1,000 receiving yard seasons in 2018, and 2019. After sustaining an ACL injury, Beckham played only seven games in the last season.