Jerry Jones says Cowboys are still interested in Odell Beckham Jr.


The Cowboys' discussions with Odell Beckham Jr. last season didn't result in a contract, but apparently the free-agent wide receiver is still on their radar.

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On Friday night, upon arriving at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Dallas owner Jerry Jones told reporters that the Cowboys are still interested in retaining Beckham's services.

Jones added that he has not had direct contact with Beckham recently, though he did speak with Beckham's mother, Heather Van Norman, at last month's NFL Honors awards show and has come away "very impressed" with Beckham and his family, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Cowboys and Beckham seemed to express mutual interest for weeks beginning as early as last October, with Beckham making an official visit and Jones at one point declaring that Beckham was "going to join" the team.

But a deal never came to fruition.

Beckham appeared to cool on the idea of suiting up in the regular season, while Jones conceded there was concern about not getting to see Beckham work out.

Dallas' late-season signing of free agent wideout T.Y. Hilton might have precluded signing Beckham, though Jones said that was not the case.

In any event, the 30-year-old Beckham remains unsigned, while the Cowboys might be in the market for veteran depth at wide receiver alongside workhorse CeeDee Lamb and No. 2 Michael Gallup.

Beckham missed all of the 2022 season while recovering from surgery to repair for a torn ACL, which he suffered in Super Bowl LVI as a member of the Los Angeles Rams.

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