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Cowboys Rumors: Odell Beckham Jr. Could Get Multiyear Contract Offer If 'Reasonable'

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVNovember 30, 2022

Odell Beckham Jr. is seen on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman

The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly open to offering Odell Beckham Jr. a multiyear contract, though their desire to sign the veteran wideout will depend on his price point.

Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported the Cowboys may wait until they know if Beckham's contract desires are "reasonable" before deciding how to proceed.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported Beckham was seeking a contract similar to the five-year, $57 million contract signed by Michael Gallup in March. Gallup, like Beckham, was coming off an ACL tear and did not make his season debut until October.

It's worth noting the Cowboys' interest in Beckham comes in part because Gallup has been unable to live up to his contract this season. Gallup has posted just 24 receptions for 274 yards and one touchdown, and it's likely there's some buyer's remorse in the Cowboys front office.

It's highly unlikely any team will make a five-year commitment to Beckham, especially with him coming off his second torn ACL in the same knee in as many seasons. Teams are probably going to limit their offers to one- or two-year deals, with the second year being heavily favorable to the team in case Beckham looks like a shell of himself.

The market would be kinder to Beckham if he signs a short-term "prove it" deal with a team and excels down the stretch.

Once seemingly on a Hall of Fame trajectory, Beckham has not made a Pro Bowl since the 2016 season and hasn't topped 1,000 yards since 2019. Even though he's only 30 years old, the wear and tear on Beckham's body is significant, and his production in recent seasons has been lacking.

It's fair to wonder if his public cache is higher than his actual production at this point in his career. That said, he's clearly motivated to prove he still has something left in the tank, so it's not a surprise he has playoff contenders knocking at his door.