Cowboys to resume Odell Beckham Jr. pursuit in the offseason


The Cowboys will resume their talks with free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason.

Jerry and Stephen Jones confirmed that plan when they visited with reporters on Wednesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, including Nick Eatman of

"Oh, absolutely," Stephen said. "We brought Odell Beckham Jr. in for a visit. Decided he wasn't ready to play. (But) that's the way we left it with him. Get ready to play, and then let's revisit. We obviously had an interest for a reason."

The Joneses' statements come after the 30 year old wideout commented on a workout video that was posted to Twitter recently. In the video, Beckham is seen making a cut while running a route, something he wouldn't do for the Cowboys when they pursued him in the middle of the season.

"I swear I'm loadin," Beckham said. "Nowhere near I wanna be but exactly where I need to be."

In a follow-up tweet, Beckham estimated that his knee is 70 percent healed, which further illustrates how far away he actually was from contributing to the Cowboys' playoff success this season.

Jones and the Cowboys courted Beckham dating as far back as October, but once it became evident that they couldn't get on the same page with his rehab and eventual return to the field to help the team down the stretch, the Cowboys struck a deal with veteran receiver T.Y. Hilton.

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