Arguably the best free agent remaining in the NFL this season is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. After essentially forcing his way off the Cleveland Browns, Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Rams and showed that he had plenty left in the tank. Could the Dallas Cowboys be a potential landing spot for him?
Beckham became an integral part of the team’s offense as a complementary player behind Cooper Kupp. He caught two passes for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl, helping the Rams to a victory, before suffering a knee injury that ended up being a torn ACL.
The former All-Pro has been rehabbing since and is getting close to being healthy enough to play again. November is the target that has been set for him to get back on the field and recently, rumors have swirled about where he could end up.
His former team, the New York Giants, have been mentioned as a potential landing spot as they need an infusion of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Outside of running back Saquon Barkley, no one else on the Giants’ offense puts fear into opposing defenses.
His former teammate with the Giants, wide receiver Victor Cruz, recently shared where he believes that Beckham should sign. His answer will be painful for Giants fans, as Cruz believes one of the best fits for Beckham is the rival Dallas Cowboys, along with the Green Bay Packers.
“The best landing spot, I think, for Odell is two places. One, Green Bay,” Cruz said. “The second team, I think, is the Dallas Cowboys. It pains me to say that.”
The Cowboys recently got Michael Gallup back from injury after he had an ACL injury of his own last season. Adding Beckham would provide the team with a dangerous trio as he would be inserted into the lineup alongside Gallup and CeeDee Lamb.
That would certainly be a handful for opponents to slow down. But, if he is looking for the clearest path to playing time and a large target share, the Packers would provide him with that. Beckham is friends with Aaron Rodgers, who has pined to have the former Pro Bowler added to the roster.
Green Bay has a depth chart that would be easier for Odell Beckham Jr. to climb once he showed that he was healthy compared to the one in Dallas. Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and rookie Romeo Doubs are currently the leading receivers for the Packers without a hierarchy being established.