Free agent Odell Beckham Jr. met with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, and many updates have been shared, including one from Micah Parsons.
Odell Beckham Jr. has been on a week-long adventure of finding a team to sign with after remaining a free agent this season to recover from his ACL surgery, and his most recent visit was with the Dallas Cowboys.
It seems as though a lot has come from this meeting, but Dallas linebacker and pass-rusher Micah Parsons revealed that Beckham told him he could be ready to play in five weeks.
Beckham’s statement may or may not be true. If he’s signed to a team and given an opportunity to play, only time will tell. However, he does seem to have taken the necessary time to heal as he remained a free agent this season and hasn’t jumped onto another roster before feeling confident in being able to return.
The Cowboys did release some of his medical information, however, and seem hesitant to make any moves without looking into further details.
If he does get the opportunity to come back this season, he could be back just in time for the playoffs, assuming his statement is accurate.
If signed, Odell Beckham Jr. could be back by the playoffs
Going just off of the tentative timeline Beckham has shared, he could be back by the playoffs. If he’s in full health, this could be a huge help for whichever team he lands with. The Bills, Giants and Cowboys are all chasing success against some tough teams (most notably the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins), so having a healthy Beckham could be key in the playoffs.
The Bills are currently in the best position to clinch the division, but their success isn’t guaranteed as they’d likely have a tough matchup in the Conference Championships. In this case, it’s crucial they get all the help they can get.
A healthy Beckham could be lethal in any roster, so hopefully his predicted timeline is accurate.