Odell Beckham Jr. Makes Sense For Cowboys

October 10, 2022

For years Dallas Cowboys fans saw Odell Beckham Jr. shred their defenses with his great play and spectacular catches. With Beckham Jr. still recovering from his ACL injury and a free agent, Dallas might be an ideal location for him.

Odell Beckham Jr. played for the Los Angeles Rams last season after being traded from the Cleveland Browns in the middle of the season. Beckham Jr. was having a stellar start to the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals where he caught a touchdown in the game. He would tear his ACL in the game which is expected to keep him out for most of the regular season.

No team signed Odell Beckham Jr. in free agency since he is still recovering from the ACL injury, but is expected to be a top target once the NFL inches closer to the end of the season. There will be multiple playoff teams looking to add him to help their roster take the next step for the Super Bowl. Numerous teams have been attached as potential landing spots including the Buffalo Bills and his old team the New York Giants. One name that has emerged that has raised eyebrows is the Dallas Cowboys.

His former Giants teammate Victor Cruz recently made a comment saying that the Cowboys could be a good landing spot for the receiver.

“The best landing spot, I think, for Odell in two places. One is Green Bay. The second team, I think, is the Dallas Cowboys. It pains me to say that.”

Victor Cruz, Former New York Giants Receiver

How Odell Beckham Jr. Could Help Dallas

Both teams make sense for Odell Beckham Jr. as they are both pacing to make the playoffs for the NFC. Green Bay needs help in the receiver position as Aaron Rodgers is still trying to build a relationship with them. A lot of youth is in the position for Green Bay so having a veteran can help improve that unit.

As for the Cowboys, injuries have plagued the position early in the season. James Washington and Michael Gallup have both missed multiple games due to being injured. Washington is still recovering, but Gallup has returned since.

The emergence of Noah Brown has been nice to see for the Cowboys, but the team was looking at CeeDee Lamb to step up in the number-one receiver role. While he has had some nice games, he hasn’t been nearly consistent enough to be viewed as a number-one receiver. Lamb and Brown have contributed 620 of the 973 total yards receiving. A lack of production and struggling performances have raised some concerns from Cowboys fans.

They saw first-hand in Sunday’s 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams where the receivers struggled more than should have. An example is Gallup dropping a critical third-down pass in the first half that could have continued the drive. Lamb also had a key drop on third down in the second half that led to a field goal.

Dallas just doesn’t have a dynamic receiver that can change the game and make an impact. Lamb has the potential to do so, but not enough evidence has been seen so far this season to determine if he is a number-one receiver. Having a receiver like Odell Beckham Jr. could change everything for Dallas.

Amari Cooper’s absence has been notable as he was the number-one guy for the last few seasons for Dallas and is seeing success with the Cleveland Browns this season. Odell Beckham Jr. has been a top receiver for the Giants and Browns, proving he can handle the spotlight. Whether Dak Prescott or Cooper Rush is throwing the football late in the season, signing Beckham Jr. should be a no-brainer to add to the roster come playoff time.