The Dallas Cowboys appear to be favorites in the clubhouse to sign mercurial wideout Odell Beckham Jr. before the end of the 2022 NFL season.
The only question remaining is … just how much of a “favorite” will he be when he actually meshes with the Cowboys’ clubhouse?
Beckham Jr. relishes being the center of attention, but would be Dallas’ No. 3 wideout, if the two sides come to terms. Add on some recent controversy (non-troversy?) regarding his behavior on a plane, and it would be safe to call him a better fit for the 1994 Cowboys than the 2022 outfit.
Don’t tell that to Jerry Jones, though, who made it perfectly clear in a Tuesday morning radio appearance that he’s still hot after OBJ’s trail, and that his recent evacuation from a flight in Miami won’t be affecting the team’s pursuit whatsoever.
They still consider him to be a character fit.
Did Cowboys just release Tarell Basham to clear space for Odell Beckham Jr.?
Compatibility is clearly a focus for Jones, who repeated the term multiple times in Tuesday’s media session in relation to Beckham. The impression he’s gotten thus far has to be that the wide receiver will do anything and take on any role, as long as it means he has a solid shot at a ring after a one-year deal, giving him a second consecutive championship, as well as momentum heading into free agency.
As for whatever got him kicked off a flight, as he was rumored to be slipping in and out of consciousness? Water under the bridge. Runway under the plane.
Adding fuel to the fire, Dallas waived untouched defensive end Tarell Basham on Tuesday afternoon, clearing a roster spot for … well, someone who’s a little more compatible.
Beckham is no longer a perfect fit as a No. 1 wideout, but that’s not what Dallas needs. They need a supplementary star who, every so often, can embody the role of a top-tier game breaker (like, say, in the first half of Super Bowl LVI).
Jones is correct. He’d be a really good fit. He’d also make very little sense with a floundering Giants team.
Now, we just wait for takeoff.