The Cowboys are expected to stop chasing free agent Odell Beckham Jr. after acquiring wideout Brandin Cooks from the Texans on Sunday, according to multiple reports.
“Brandin Cooks, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup are the big three,” said Dallas Morning News reporter Calvin Watkins. murmured.
The Cowboys sent a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a sixth-round pick in 2024 to Houston for the 29-year-old receiver, but the Texans sent him to another team before the 2022 NFL trade deadline. I expressed my dissatisfaction with not sending it to .
Instead, Cooks finished his third season with the team, tallying 57 catches for 699 yards and three touchdowns.
The Cowboys weren’t one of the teams that attended Beckham’s offseason training in Arizona on March 10.
But owner Jerry Jones told the Fort Worth Star Telegram It doesn’t mean that Dallas pulled himself out of the Beckham sweepstakes, but rather that he spoke to his mother and “had a very impressive (conversation) with the most important person in this whole proposal.”
“It was really easy to see where Odell got so many pluses,” said Jones, according to Star-Telegram. “She was very impressive. You can see where he gets a lot of the things he has.”
But if the Cowboys decided not to pursue Beckham after the Cooks trade, along with the Giants and Bills, they suggested a deal between the two sides might have been a more likely scenario last season. The two other teams he visited before the postseason recovered from ACL injuries suffered in Super Bowl LVI, along with the Rams.
However, Dallas chose to sign veteran wideout TY Hilton instead, the Bills added Cole Beasley, and the Giants relied on their current wideout group.
And Beckham’s chatter subsided for several weeks.
Beckham may have hinted at his interest in reuniting with the Giants, who spent the first five years of his NFL career. [Schoen] call my agent A few things remain to be done.
The Jets are also a potential 30-year-old, especially after Aaron Rodgers reportedly included Beckham’s name on his “wish list” alongside other names like Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard and Mercedes Ruiz. Emerging as a team of interest.