The Dallas Cowboys currently sit with a 6-2 record. That’s despite being without their starting quarterback, Dak Prescott, for five of those games. The Cowboys also currently ranked 25th in passing averaging 190.6 yards through the air. And their eight passing touchdowns through eight games is tied for the sixth lowest total in the NFL.
While the Cowboys’ situation under center is the biggest reason for their lack of passing attack in 2022, Dallas could also use an upgrade at the receiver position. That after trading away their top receiving option in the offseason, Amari Cooper, to the Cleveland Browns.
The Dallas brass tried and failed to bring in any receiver help at the trade deadline last week but hinted at their being potential upgrades out in the open market of free agency. The biggest name is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
This week, there has been much talk about the Cowboys and their potential interest in Beckham. The 30-year-old wide receiver is coming off a Super Bowl victory with the Los Angeles Rams that saw him suffer an ACL injury during the championship game.
The talk has been so prevalent in the media, that even the Cowboys’ defensive monster, linebacker Micah Parsons, decide to get involved. The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year took to Twitter to reach out to Beckham himself about joining America’s Team after FanDuel posted a fake picture of Odell in the Dallas uniform.
While there appear to be many reasons for Odell Beckham Jr. to join the Dallas Cowboys, contract demands will likely be the biggest obstacle. While half the season is in the books for 2022, Beckham is apparently looking for a long-term deal wherever he decides to go next. That might be a difficult ask for a player over the age of 30 coming off consecutive knee injuries. But the Cowboys’ 80-year-old owner, Jerry Jones, certainly has a history of taking even greater risks if he believes it can get his team that much closer to another Super Bowl victory.