Report: Cowboys not fully confident Beckham Jr. could play this season

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Tony Avelar/AP)

The Dallas Cowboys, widely considered the favourites to sign Odell Beckham Jr. heading into his meetings with three NFL teams, are concerned the star receiver has not made enough progress in his recovery from a knee injury to play this season, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports.

Werder says the physical Beckham Jr. took in Dallas has the Cowboys wondering if he’d be available before mid-January — with the possibility that he couldn’t play until the 2023 season.

Beckham Jr. tore his left ACL while playing for the Los Angeles Rams in last season’s Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Beckham Jr. visited with the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills last week before meeting with the Cowboys this week.

Beckham Jr. attended the Dallas Mavericks game on Monday with Cowboys stars Micah Parsons and Travon Diggs. When asked the Cowboys’ chances of signing him y ESPN at the Mavericks game, Beckham Jr. said: “It’s a good possibility.”

The AFC-leading Bills, with former teammate Von Miller leading the recruiting mission, and the playoff contending Giants, where Beckham Jr. broke into the league, also have made pitches for the three-time Pro Bowler.

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