Although July 4th is fast approaching, fireworks are absent from the Dallas Cowboys Offseason with the exception storylines not outside the football field. The Cowboys still have almost $20 million in cap space . There is plenty of stars available in free agency.
The Cowboys should at least consider Odell Beckham Jr., a star receiver. Beckham’s signing is not ideal as the wide receiver is unlikely to be available for the season. However, this could provide the Cowboys with some discount on his normal asking price. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Beckham will be back on the field in “early November”.
“From our NFL Combine coverage: Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr is a priority for the team as it tries to run it back,” Rapoport tweeted. “With Beckham expected back in early November, 2022 could feature a repeat of his contributions in 2021.”
After being released by the Browns in November 2021, Beckham signed with Los Angeles and played a key role in the Rams’ Super Bowl run. In his eight regular season games with the Rams, Beckham racked up 27 receptions and 305 yards. He also scored five touchdowns. Beckham is currently in his second ACL tear. This could indicate that the Cowboys would be more likely to offer him a one-year deal to prove it, given the lack of a strong market for free agency.
Dallas hopes that Jalen Tolbert, a rookie, and James Washington, a free-agent addition to the team can replace some of the production lost in the trades for Cedrick Wilson and Amari Cooper. The Cowboys need more wideout depth, even if CeeDee Lamb steps up to the top, particularly with Michael Gallup’s season-ending ACL injury.
Beckham will be able, barring any setbacks, to spark the Cowboys’ offense in time for their playoff push. Sean McVay, the Cowboys’ head coach, has spoken highly of Beckham’s contributions since his arrival in Los Angeles. However, the Rams have already signed Allen Robinson to a three year, $46.5million contract earlier in this offseason. Los Angeles just signed Cooper Kupp to a 3-year, $80million extension, as well. This leaves little money for Beckham to return.
McVay stated, “Oh of course. I really want Odell back in our team,” during a May 12, interview with “The Rich Eisen show.” “He is a guy that we were able, in a very short time, to develop a really special relation. He brought a lot of energy to our team, I think. He played very well. He is a great teammate. We all know how charismatic and powerful he is, but he’s also a great friend.
“Made so many impactful plays, it was a shame to see him go down in that game, but man, he sure still made an impact with those two catches that he did have and without a doubt, want to get Odell back here. And that’s the goal and continuing to work towards the solution of him resigning with the Rams.”
The Cowboys could get Beckham from other interested teams. This would allow Dallas to form one of the best receiver trios in the league, along with Lamb and Gallup. The Cowboys have yet to make any major moves after the draft, despite hinting at more signings. Jerry Jones and his team will need to add more players before the Cowboys can achieve their Super Bowl dreams.