Jerry Jones “not confident at all” signing Odell Beckham Jr. without a workout

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Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. met with the Cowboys on Monday and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that the team “enjoyed every minute” of the visit.

Jones made those comments during his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan and said the two sides will continue to meet “to make sure we cover all the things that are important to him and important to us.” Among those things on the Cowboys side is Beckham’s health after tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl in February.

Beckham, who took in Monday night’s Mavericks game with Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs, is not working out for the Cowboys or any other team, which led to a question for Jones about how confident he is in signing a player coming off that injury who the team has not seen on the field.

“I’m not confident at all,” Jones said, via Mark Lane of WFAA. “And, so, that’s the issue. Now, we all realize that issue of health, that issue of availability is here every time. Just this one is very obvious and very pointed toward his injury that occurred last year in the Super Bowl. We got a good bead on that. We got a great read on his career. It’s not like a draft pick coming at you. You got a lot of history here and you can take a good look at, not only the obvious and that’s his performance, but also any issues regarding health. So, all of this we got to come in with our eyes wide open and it has to be addressed, and that’s when you can see if you can make a deal or not.”

Beckham has been looking for a deal that runs through the 2023 season as well and any team signing him now may wind up getting very little, if anything, from the wideout before the year is out. The Cowboys have to weigh that possibility as they consider what kind of offer to make for Beckham’s services.

33 responses to “Jerry Jones “not confident at all” signing Odell Beckham Jr. without a workout

  1. I 100% agree. He not only needs to run but he needs to do pass routes. If he wants to get paid he needs to prove he’s healthy. If not then walk on him. Do you want him or need him Jerry? I know you know the answer to that one.

  2. Incentive loaded year 1 with a low base salary; then a guaranteed follow up year coming in around 10-12 a year should do it.

  3. Odell is doing visits trying to get a lucrative 2 year deal off his second ACL and he’s not even doing a workout? Jeezus

  4. We have to start treating the cowboys like every other team in the league. The way the media talks about them more, cares more, etc is not fair to the millions of other fans around the league. It’s time “Americas team” becomes like everyone else. The bias needs to stop or fans need to boycott.

  5. I think it’s also prudent to consider the realistic recovery time for any player coming back from such an injury. It’s always described as at least taking a year, but even then it seems players aren’t truly ‘back’ until much more time passes. Maybe they’re not able to run and cut as quickly, which for a WR is big. Not to mention the possible mental aspect. It’s going to be a big contract for, potentially, nothing more than a decoy and I’d be real cautious.

  6. Looks to me like Beckham is trying to bet on the winner of the horse race halfway down the homestretch.

  7. Smartest thing Jerry has said in probably years. And it speaks volumes that OBJ isn’t volunteering any info. You know if he was anywhere close to being well he’d be shouting that from the rooftops.

  8. gotta raise red flags that he is not working out for any teams, doesn’t it??? he expects these teams to just take his word for it, come on! also, why is nothing being said about having to be removed from an airplane?? again, just take his word for it, that it was a power hungry flight attendant?? again, come on and how does that get swept under the carpet, i am pretty sure an active player/coach would ahve been suspended. I remember yrs back when he was like, take my word for it partying on a yacht right before a playoff game wont hinder my performance, see how that worked out.

  9. Beckham is old, slow, is selfish, and has proven that he is a locker room cancer. At best, he might be worth the vet minimum at this point. Any team who signs him had better make sure that they can cut him with minimal cap penalty. Beckham has NEVER made a QB better. He is Chad Johnson with different hair colors.

  10. sure. vet minimum $1 mill a year…remainder of this year, and next. Non-guaranteed next year. All on you. Incentive-laden. Could get it to about $10-11 mill next season if you hit ’em. Games played, receptions, yards, TDs, playoffs, etc. That’s best you get with no workout. Move on Cowboys. Wasting your time.

  11. Economists refer to this situation as an information asymmetry when one party to a transaction has information that the other side does not have. In such cases, the uninformed party is wise to assume a potential negative information and price any offer accordingly. In this instance, Beckham presumably has better (although not perfect) information regarding the health of his knee, although it is also reasonable to assume that he is not fully informed himself. Nevertheless, Beckham could help to reduce the uncertainty by working out for the teams. In fact, unless he knows bad information that he prefers to hide, it is in his interest to reduce the asymmetric information so that the teams won’t price that into an offer. Otherwise, buyer beware.

  12. We need him on our team. With ME, Watson and OBJ, we’d be invincible. Some of my worshippers call me the almighty, but with the 3 of us, they’d be referring to us as the unholy trinity.

  13. Beckam was way passed his best after the first ACL, health wise he’s just a busted flush now, wouldn’t touch him with a barge pole, but I’m sure some fool will 😏

  14. Justin Morris says:
    December 6, 2022 at 10:47 am
    We have to start treating the cowboys like every other team in the league. The way the media talks about them more, cares more, etc is not fair to the millions of other fans around the league. It’s time “Americas team” becomes like everyone else. The bias needs to stop or fans need to boycott.


    There is a reason why they have just about every top rated, watched games in history. They sell. And there is no bias. Cowboys are talked about badly just as much as positively. Sorry if your nobody talks about your favorite team. You sound a little hurt. Maybe take a timeout.

  15. I am not a cowboys fan, but the cowboys don’t need him, and don’t need the distraction he will bring, the min he don’t get the ball as much as others he will start having fits on the sideline. Also not working out for the teams, tells me he is. Ot 100%

  16. Hmm, such questions. Why would the cowboys go after a wide reciever if ESPN thinks they are going to beat the Eagles, Giants, Niners, Vikings, Bucs and anyone else and be in the Super Bowl this year? If you believe you need a wide reciever? What are you saying to the WRs on your team? That ESPN purports the cowboys to be the most talented team in football already? Maybe, the cowboys are like everyone else on this one, maybe they too do not listen to ESPN anymore.

  17. Can’t see how any team can sign a player without a workout. If you apply for a job and speaking fluent Spanish is a requirement, they ask you to speak Spanish.

  18. But but but, Dak, Parsons, Jones expressed their undying love for OBJ. Come join us they said and we’ll win 10 Super Bowls Lol!

  19. The Cowboys have $6 mil to spend on OBJ this year, they can afford him for 2022 even as a high risk option. The only question is if he’s worth a 2023 contract, which is no. I think if he gets a two year deal it’s gonna be worth a lot less guaranteed money than he’d want, and heavily incentive based. But in the end he’ll be with Dallas. They’re the only team who wants OBJ and has a shot at the deep playoffs. Jerry’s in the driver’s seat on this one.

  20. So OBJ went to the Mavs game last night. And Dez Bryant was there too. If you’re picking between available WRs at the Mavs game, I might go with Dez.

  21. Odell is trying to sell a flood damaged car and pass it off as good in a different part of the country. Thankfully teams have the Carfax.

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