Call it Odell Beckham Jr. Day in and around Dallas, where the Cowboys kicked off a schedule of events Monday morning with the intent of luring the free agent receiver to sign with the team for the final regular-season games and playoffs.
Beckham’s agent confirmed he would be at The Star for a medical check-up, meet with team officials and cap the evening with a trip to the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA game with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Head coach Mike McCarthy and owner Jerry Jones echoed Prescott’s bold push for the team to land Beckham, who has not played this season while recovering from his second career ACL tear. The knee injury took place during the Super Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Rams in February nearly 11 months ago.
“Hopefully an agreement can be worked out. I think it’ll be great to get him in the building,” McCarthy said Friday.
While away from the field, Beckham did remain in the news cycle in recent weeks.
He was removed from a flight out of Miami when the crew noted he was “in and out of consciousness” but Jones said that matter is not of any significance to the Cowboys.
Dallas has a 9-3 record and plays AFC South teams in succession before what could be a division-deciding contest with the Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) on Christmas Eve.
The Cowboys have competition in the Beckham bidding. But Dallas has $6.3 million available under the salary cap, more than the New York Giants or Buffalo Bills combined, and Beckham reportedly prefers a warmer climate — and a two-year contract — because of the multiple knee injuries in his past.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Beckham, 30, has 531 career catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games with the Giants (2014-18), Cleveland Browns (2019-21) and Rams (2021).
–Field Level Media