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At 30 and fresh off an injury, does resting Super Bowl hopes on Odell Beckham Jr. make sense for Cowboys? 

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Does it make sense for the Dallas Cowboys to sign Odell Beckham Jr?

It's a bit of an open secret that the Dallas Cowboys are eyeing a move for 30-year-old free agent Odell Beckham Jr. The wideout played a pivotal role in the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl run, but is yet to play a down in the NFL this season as he continues to recover from a brutal knee injury he suffered during the team's summit clash against the Bengals.

As the wide receiver inches closer to recovery, it's only a matter of time before a franchise with playoff ambitions swoops in to sign the mercurial WR. But should that franchise be the Cowboys?

The NFC East is fast becoming the most competitive division in the NFL. With the Cowboys having to compete against the likes of the Eagles, Giants, and Commanders, America's Team knows it needs reinforcements.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has openly stated his desire to bring Odell Beckham Jr. onboard
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has openly stated his desire to bring Odell Beckham Jr. onboard

But should that be in the form of Beckham? The wideout has been notoriously injury prone over the years, which has impacted his playing time. But the Cowboys themselves have been hit by an injury bug this year. To add to that, the loss of former WR1 Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and the Cowboys have little backup for Ceedee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

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The wideout's explosive playmaking will definitely add another layer to the Cowboys offense, which would then have three premier WRs. It's key to note that the Los Angeles Rams too took a chance on OBJ around the same time last year. We all know how that panned out for both parties.


Odell Beckham Jr. narrows down free agency decision to five teams

The Dallas Cowboys aren't the only team interested in making a run for Beckham. His former team, the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills, too, are in the running to land him.

Current order for OBJ's free agent visits in early December: #Giants, #Bills, #Cowboys.Conversations continue with the #Chiefs & #Ravens as well.@CBSSportsHQ

As per NFL insider Josina Anderson, the WR is also in contact with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. However, no team has been as vocal as the Cowboys, with QB Dak Prescott also publicly stating his desire to add OBJ to their roster.

The wideout is likely to make his decision sometime in December as the road to Super Bowl LVII kicks up a notch.

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Edited by Souryadeep Mazumder
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