Micah Parsons excites Cowboys fans by attempting to recruit OBJ on Twitter
The Odell Beckham Jr. and Dallas Cowboys rumors and reports continue to fly and likely will until the highly sought-after free agent finally decides where he wants to go.
On Monday, Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys were one of just a few teams constantly checking in on the wide receiver’s rehab and progress. The NFL insider also said the team has OBJ “firmly on their radar” and is ready to make a run at him.
Although several other teams (Bills, Giants, Rams, etc) have expressed interest, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has not been shy about his desire to add a strong veteran receiver to this roster. He spoke about him before the deadline and continues to mention him in interviews.
In his weekly Tuesday morning appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jones doubled down on previous comments by saying:
"“Odell is someone that we have all the appreciation in the world for what he is as a competitor. I know the Cowboys star on that helmet when he puts it on could look pretty good.”"
Head coach Mike McCarthy also approves. Although the Cowboys coach tends to stay out of the rumors and drama, he did voice his admiration of the 30-year-old WR:
"“In particular to Odell, I’ve always been a huge fan of his. …I’ve always been so impressed with his football playing ability, but I’ve just heard so many excellent, excellent things about him over the years. I think those are conversations for the future, but right now we’re just focused on our guys.”"
Now, a member of the roster is getting in on the OBJ saga. After hearing all the rumors and reports, Dallas LB Micah Parsons retweeted a photo of the WR in a Cowboys jersey and tagged Beckham Jr., and asked him to “talk” followed by an expletive expressing his excitement for the potential of the 30-year-old coming to Dallas. The tweet got a lot of comments from Cowboys fans who were grateful that the 23-year-old was putting on his best Will McClay impersonation
Micah Parsons tries to recruit Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cowboys on Twitter and OBJ responded
This isn’t Parsons’ first time trying to recruit players. This offseason he tried to get in on bringing Von Miller to Dallas. Obviously, that didn’t work as Miller went on to sign a lucrative six-year, $120 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Ironically the very man Parsons tried to recruit is now trying to get OBJ on the Bills as well. Miller and Beckham Jr. were teammates on the Rams’ Super Bowl-winning team from last season, but now the linebacker wants to reunite with his former teammate in Buffalo.
For what it’s worth, OBJ did respond. His response didn’t exactly help give any clues or hints besides the fact that he plans to win championships wherever he goes. He also reiterated, as he has in the past, that he has a ton of family in Dallas, which would be a big pull for the receiver.
There is certainly a ton of interest from all around the league for Beckham Jr. especially as teams try to make a solid race for the playoffs. Hopefully, Parsons’ tweet will help Jerry Jones and Co. secure this coveted receiver once he’s ready for his new team.