One of the most prominent names remaining in free agency in the NFL is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Had it not been for an ACL tear in his left knee suffered during the Super Bowl in February, Beckham would have been signed long ago. Could he actually end up signing with the Dallas Cowboys?
The former Offensive Rookie of the Year signed with the Los Angeles Rams after being ousted by the Cleveland Browns. He quickly acclimated himself, taking over as the No. 2 receiver in the offense behind Cooper Kupp after Robert Woods suffered an ACL injury of his own.
Any issues that were arising from his time in Cleveland were quickly put to bed in Los Angeles. Beckham produced when called upon and fit in well. He was well on his way to securing a sizable contract this offseason before the injury occurred.
Now in June, he is still waiting to pick his new team. He could miss the majority of the season, so teams aren’t jumping at the bit to sign him, as they do not know when exactly they will get the explosive receiver in the mix and what kind of player they will have on their hands.
There are a few teams around the league that could still use some help at the wide receiver spot. One of those teams is the Cowboys, and their need is reflective of the current betting odds of which team Beckham will sign with.
Dallas currently has the third-best odds at +425, trailing only the Rams at +275 and Green Bay Packers at +350. The Rams are likely the favorites because they already have a relationship together from last season. After signing Allen Robinson, it would be a bit surprising if they landed Beckham as well, especially if Beckham is looking for the most opportunities to produce and parlay that into a bigger contract next offseason.
There is a path to becoming the No. 1 receiver on the Packers, which is why it makes sense that they are second. With Dallas, Odell Beckham Jr. would likely push for No. 3 duties with James Washington and rookie Jalen Torbert.
Rounding out the list is the Indianapolis Colts (+900), Atlanta Falcons (+1000), Jacksonville Jaguars (+1000), Chicago Bears (+1100) and New England Patriots (+1400).