Cowboys’ McCarthy Makes Bold Comments About Odell Beckham Jr.

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The Dallas Cowboys are coming off of their bye week with a 6-2 record reading to make a trip to Lambeau Field to face the reeling Green Bay Packers. This is a big game for Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy as it is the first time that he is going back to Green Bay since he was fired after Week 13 during the 2018 season.

There will certainly be a ton of emotions heading into the game as McCarthy coached the Packers for 13 seasons, going 125-77 and winning one Super Bowl ring. He is hoping that level of success can be attained in Dallas as well as the Cowboys look to be as dangerous as any team in the NFL right now.

The roster is getting healthier as Dak Prescott is back under center, hoping to uplift an offense that has been average to below average throughout the season. Any uptick in production for the offense would make the Cowboys that much more dangerous of a team as they have one of the best defensive units in the NFL.

Recently, there has been a lot of focus on Dallas upgrading the weaponry on offense. They were linked to some wide receivers ahead of the trade deadline last week but were unable to pull off a deal. Alas, that wasn’t the last chance the Cowboys will have to make an impact addition.

They are one of the teams that have been linked to free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham is expected to receive full clearance later this week, as the race to sign him will likely heat up shortly after that.

McCarthy did not hold back when asked about adding Beckham to the mix. While the head coach likes the players they currently have, he certainly wouldn’t be against bringing in the former All-Pro.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of his. . . . I’ve just heard so many excellent, excellent things about him,” McCarthy said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

Beckham showed during his stint with the Los Angeles Rams last season that he still has plenty to offer a team. He was excellent for them after being released by the Cleveland Browns, where he struggled to build a positive rapport with Baker Mayfield.

Dallas had some major turnover at the wide receiver position this offseason as Amari Cooper was traded to the Browns and Cedrick Wilson Jr. signed with the Miami Dolphins. CeeDee Lamb became the No. 1 receiver, but he could use some help.

There would certainly be a level of risk involved in bringing in Beckham, especially since they already have one wide receiver, Michael Gallup, working his way back from a torn ACL. But, if he is healthy, Beckham can be a legitimate game-changer for the Cowboys, who would have one of the best wide receiver trios in the NFL for Prescott to lean on.