Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones has said, without equivocation, that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to join the NFC outfit.
The three-time Pro Bowl star and 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year helped the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl this year but was unfortunate to also have his ACL torn in the big game.
When healthy, OBJ is undoubtedly one of the best WRs in the game. Sadly, he has suffered various injuries over the course of the last several years which have prevented his stock from trending in the direction it should. The Rams are said to have expected his knee to “explode” when they signed him last year, with an insider claiming they would have passed on him had he undergone a medical in August.
The short deal worked out well for both parties though. The Rams went all the way and Odell won the first Super Bowl of his career. It appears he’s got his mind set on repeating the feat with Dallas, with Jones claiming in an interview with USA Today that Beckham is set to become part of his roster in Dallas.
The team owner noted that OBJ will sign a deal lasting the rest of the season and will be re-evaluated thereafter.
“Odell’s going to join us,” the 80-year-old said. “There’s a good chance he will, with the complete goal of getting ready for a playoff game or two, and then I’ll look to the future. But most of it being about now.”
Jerry Jones Hoping For “Deion Sanders-Type Results”
Jones compared the move to the Cowboys bringing Deion Sanders in during the 1995 season. That acquisition saw the Cowboys win their third Super Bowl in five years.
“I’m hopeful we can get into some important games and have some Deion Sanders-type results,” he added. “Could this be possible to have a great player like that get in two or three playoff games and make some significant plays? I think very much so. That’s not an exaggerated thought at all.”
Beckham could officially join the Cowboys sometime after they play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.