Dallas Cowboys fans hoping to see their team sign Odell Beckham Jr. better not get their hopes up too high.
The Cowboys, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills have been regarded as the main front-runners for his services. America’s Team hosted the veteran free agent wide receiver this week, but it doesn’t sound like they’re all that keen on signing him.
According to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder, Dallas has “concerns” with Beckham following his physical. Werder states the Cowboys are worried that Beckham’s recovery on his ACL tear “has not progressed enough to ensure he would play before mid-January.”
Beckham suffered a torn ACL in the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl 56 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 13. He underwent surgery soon after, and it was widely known that he wouldn’t return until the second half of the season at earliest.
The 9-3 Cowboys currently occupy the top wild card spot in the NFC. They boast the NFL’s third-best scoring offense and the third-best scoring defense, though it’s quite evident that they could use another pass-catcher to complement CeeDee Lamb.
Lamb leads the Cowboys in receptions (69) and receiving yards (928). No other Cowboys player has hit the 40-catch or 400-yard receiving marks in 2022, so a healthy Beckham would be a significant addition to this offense.
But if the Cowboys are worried about Beckham’s health status, they’re obviously unlikely to make a move for the 2014 first-round pick.
Beckham was released by the Cleveland Browns in the midst of the 2021 season, but he regained his star-like form after signing with the Rams. The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight regular season games, helping the Rams to the NFC West division title.
In four playoff games, Beckham caught 21 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.