OBJ not healthy enough to be a Cowboy?
Odell Beckham Jr. finally visited the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week. What followed was a change of tunr from Jerry Jones. After publicly campaigning for OBJ to come to Dallas, Jones suddenly flipped a switch and urged caution to reporters.
Here is the most telling of his quotes:
“If this thing works, it will improve this team now. It will improve it this year. If we don’t have that, then we’re in a positive situation as well. It has to improve us now. You know that’s a pretty tall order. And it has to improve us in a way that makes sense for us as we look not only this year but as it impacts the years to come relative to the financial aspect of it.”
So for him to back off the OBJ situation the minute the receiver stepped foot in Dallas is suspicious.
Hours later, Ed Werder tweeted out that the Cowboys do not think Beckham Jr. will be ready to go before the playoffs start.
It appears #Cowboys should not reasonably expect OBJ to play before postseason. That doesn’t align with Jerry Jones being adamant the WR be a contributor this season. But Jerry also swore he wouldn’t make Zeke highest-paid RB in NFL but did to end holdout. Man is unpredictable.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) December 6, 2022
Skip Bayless discussed the sequence of events on Undisputed today and drew the through line that the Cowboys might have leaked the injury information to the media as a negotiation tactic. You’ll be shocked to hear that Bayless approves.
Jerry Jones says he’s ‘not confident at all’ in signing OBJ after a medical evaluation:
“I have no issue with the ‘leaking’ of this information. Jerry pushed back from this to the start because his calling card is: ‘I draft winners.'” — @RealSkipBayless pic.twitter.com/pQklJtCqgf
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 7, 2022
Hopefully the OBJ sweepstakes can be done already, at this point it sounds like he’s not going to play anywhere this season.
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