Cowboys Again Connected To Star Free Agent WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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NFL Analysis Network

The entire Dallas Cowboys organization deserves a lot of credit for how they navigated the early part of the season following Dak Prescott’s thumb injury. A lot of people wrote them off, saying that their season was over after Week 1 when Prescott was injured and they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Now 5-2 heading into Week 8, the Cowboys are in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot in the NFC. There are only five teams in the conference with a winning record currently and two of them reside in the NFC East with the Cowboys; the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants at 6-1.

Dallas has found success on the back of their defense, which has performed wonders under Dan Quinn. This season they are second in the NFL in yards and points allowed as only one team, the Eagles, has scored more than 19 points against them this season.

On the other side of the ball, things haven’t been as good. A big part of that was having Cooper Rush under center for five games, as he did what was asked of him to help the team win games. But, this is a group that should be closer to the top of the NFL, not the cellar, in production.

Looking to add more explosiveness to the unit, the Cowboys have been a suggested landing spot for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is recovering from an ACL injury suffered in the Super Bowl while playing with the Los Angeles Rams. Landing in Dallas would provide him with a similar opportunity to the one that he had last season after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

In Dallas, Beckham wouldn’t be relied upon as a savior, or go-to receiver. He could play a complementary role behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, providing the Cowboys with the veteran depth and production they lost when Amari Cooper was traded and Cedrick Wilson Jr. left in free agency this past offseason.

The front office has done a great job building up the depth across the roster, but wide receiver remains a little bit shaky. Noah Brown has been a solid No. 3, but the Cowboys would be smart to bring in a proven receiver such as Beckham, especially with Gallup needing some time to round back into shape after an ACL injury of his own.

When combined with running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard and tight end Dalton Schultz, bringing Beckham into the mix at wide receiver would give Prescott one of the most talented skill position groups in the NFL.