DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Michael Irvin made some news when he said on 105.3 The Fan Thursday that he has "personal knowledge" that free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would love to play for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys' receiving core has been criticized for its inability to create separation against opposing secondaries this season, and the offense grades out as the 25th-best unit in the NFL through seven weeks, according to Pro Football Focus, after being No. 1 last season.
The struggles can be attributed to former No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper no longer being with Dallas, and quarterback Dak Prescott missing five of the team's seven games with an injured thumb didn't help either.
But with the NFC appearing to be ripe for the taking this season, might it make sense for the Cowboys to make a splash and sign Beckham?
"He made the greatest catch I've seen, other than the one Dez [Bryant] made for the touchdown against Green Bay," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the K&C Masterpiece when asked about Irvin's comments. "Bottom line is, Odell [Beckham] is a player that I admire a lot."
With the Cowboys set to hit their bye week next week, the Joneses will get one more opportunity to see how the offense performs with Dak Prescott under center for just the third time this season when Dallas takes on the Bears on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
According to a recent report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Beckham isn't expected to be ready to play until Thanksgiving as he continues to recover from a torn left ACL.