Less than one week ago, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was flat-out assuring everyone that Odell Beckham Jr. would be joining his team.
I’m not sure what happened between then and now, but it was apparently enough to get Jerry to change his tune completely when it comes to the OBJ signing.
Jones spoke on 105.3 The Fan earlier today to discuss where his team is at when it comes to inking Odell Beckham Jr. for their playoff run. Based on his comments, it seems as though the two sides could be moving in the wrong direction.
Via the Fort-Worth Star Telegram:
“I don’t I don’t have an assessment of that,” Jones said when asked if the two sides were close to a deal. “But as of this morning, we don’t have anything but I don’t I don’t have an assessment. The reality is though that time is moving on down the road relative to being relative to playing in the playoffs. And so every day diminishes our chances of going forward.”
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Hearing Jerry go from his strong, assertive statement that “Odell’s going to join us,” to this mumbled uncertainty sure doesn’t instill much confidence in the Cowboys’ chances of signing Beckham.
The Cowboys have been lacking production from their wide receivers beyond Ceedee Lamb. Michael Gallup simply hasn’t provided the spark that they had hoped he would upon his return from injury. During last week’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had just one reception for two yards.
Jerry Jones said he thinks the team needs to get the 26-year-old wideout more involved.
Through 11 games, Gallup has just 31 receptions for 339 yards and three touchdowns. His season-high in reception and yards came in week 12 against the Giants, when he had just five catches and 63 yards. Not the type of production you want to see from your number two wideout.
Those numbers should have Jones worried, as he’ll need his wideouts to do more if they’re going to make a serious run at the Super Bowl. The team did sign T.Y. Hilton last week, and he’s expected make his debut with the Cowboys this coming Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles. But he’s also well past his prime, so Dallas would be foolish to expect him to step in and take over as the number two receiver.
If Hilton struggles early in his return to the field, and OBJ remains available, you can fully expect Jerry Jones to make one final, giant push for the Super Bowl-winning wideout.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.