The Dallas Cowboys are on the board in free agency after they re-signed Donovan Wilson to a three-year deal.
Now, fans are waiting patiently for the next domino to fall. Will Ezekiel Elliott get released? Will they sign Odell Beckham Jr.? Will they shock everyone and trade for one of DeAndre Hopkins or Brandin Cooks? The speculation door is wide open now, but the team deserves some patience after the Wilson news.
In the meantime, the Aaron Rodgers-Jets stalemate is still ongoing.
It feels inevitable Rodgers will end up in New York, but his decision has (predictably) been dragged out, and the latest rumblings indicate he’ll only sanction a trade to the AFC East if the desperate Jets meet some audacious demands.
Per ESPNs Dianna Russini, Rodgers has crafted a “wish-list” of free agents he wants New York to pursue. All but one of them are former or current Packers, including Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and tight end Marcedes Lewis.
The lone outsider? One Odell Beckham Jr.
Cowboys Rumors: Aaron Rodgers wants Odell Beckham Jr. on the Jets.
You cannot be serious. Putting Odell’s inclusion aside for a minute, of course Rodgers is going above and beyond with his demands.
Sure, a team as desperate as the Jets should move heaven and earth to acquire Rodgers — Zach Wilson is their only alternative to start at quarterback at this point — even if he’s only there for two years, but leave it to No. 12 to be as dramatic as possible with everything that’s baked into this process.
Now, we arrive at Beckham. Unless Jerry Jones has a trick up his sleeve, it’s fair to dub Beckham the Cowboys’ external top free agent target. Dallas didn’t attend Beckham’s workout in Arizona last Friday, but Jones has spoken at length since the offseason started about the team’s interest in the star receiver.
Rodgers swiping Beckham from the Cowboys as his last NFC hoorah would be fitting given how many times the QB has done Dallas dirty over the years. We don’t have to catalog every time Rodgers has struck a dagger in the heart of Dallas, but it goes without saying he’s not regarded fondly around these parts.
For those wondering, yes, Beckham’s caught a whiff of this report.
That’s not what we want to see.
Even last season, when the Cowboys seemed to have Rodgers’ Packers dead in the water, Rodgers squeaked out an overtime victory.
Losing Beckham wouldn’t be a death knell to Dallas’ offseason, but losing him as a package deal with Rodgers being dealt to the Jets would be a tough pill to swallow for Cowboys fans who’ve experienced multiple Rodgers-piloted nightmares over the years.