The Dallas Cowboys are worried after that Odell Beckham Jr. Physically, his recovery from tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament in the Super Bowl has not progressed enough to guarantee he will play before mid-January, the source told ESPN’s Ed Werder.
The source added that there is a possibility that the signing of Beckham, who wraps up his two-day visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday, will not be of any interest until the 2023 season.
Beckham underwent a physical exam on Monday, met Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his family, and spent the night with Micah Parsons And the Trevon Diggs Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns. When asked at halftime about the Cowboys’ chances of signing him, ESPN’s Beckham told Tim McMahon with a big grin, “He’s a good prospect.”
Jones remained noncommittal during an appearance at 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, but said Beckham’s playing this season is “crucial” for a deal that might be done without ruling it out entirely.
“It’s a lot different if you play one play or if you play or you’re available for a week and that week is Super Bowl week, than if you’re available next week,” Jones said. “And so everything in between. I would say that’s a moot point – the player’s own belief in where they are ready to play is really big.”
Beckham, who also visited the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills, is expected to meet Tuesday with the Cowboys player leadership board that includes Duck Prescott and 10 other veterans.
According to NFL figures, the Cowboys have $6.3 million in salary cap room, which would be enough to add Beckham; However, a multi-year deal will further complicate setting a salary cap in 2023. Dalton SchultzAnd the Tony PollardAnd the Leighton Vander Esch And the Donovan Wilson. They can also open contract extension talks with Sir Lamb and Diggs for the first time.
“I think this is a rare opportunity because of his availability,” Jones added. But one way or another, there is no failure here. I am talking about actually signing or not signing. There is no disappointment here.
“If that thing works, it improves this team now. And it improves it this year. If we don’t have that, we’re in a positive position too. It should improve us now. You know that’s a very tall order. And it should improve us in a way that makes sense to us because we look Not only this year, but because it affects the coming years in terms of the financial side of it.”
ESPN’s Todd Archer contributed to this report
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