Odell Beckham Jr. has proven throughout his career to be one of the NFL’s top offensive talents. However, there remains plenty of rumblings around him concerning his long-term future in the league with the teams he played with so far. It is undoubtedly the case in his brief tenure with the Cleveland Browns. That has become a topic of discussion again after his recent comments about the Dallas Cowboys‘ stadium.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s unclear future with the Browns
Since joining the Browns, Odell Beckham Jr.’s future with the franchise has continued to be questioned.
Much of which has come due to the team’s struggles and his shortcomings fitting into the passing game smoothly. Beckham Jr. has also made some puzzling comments along the way that suggested he could entertain the idea of playing for another team. During the 2019 season, reports stated he was telling opposing teams to get him out of Cleveland.
Despite that, the Browns have retained Beckham Jr. in the fold in their long-term plans. The star wideout put together a productive first campaign with the franchise last year while dealing with a groin injury as he recorded 74 catches for 1,035 receiving yards and four touchdowns. It marked the fifth time in his first six seasons that he has reached at least 1,000 receiving yards.
These issues aside, the talks around his future with the Browns remains around him. It has come up again after his recent comments about the Cowboys stadium.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s interesting comments about the Cowboys
The last couple of years have seen increased scrutiny on anything Odell Beckham Jr. states as it often gets dissected into being his internal feelings about his long-term future in Cleveland.
That has become the case after he voiced praise about AT&T Stadium ahead of Week 4 action against the Cowboys, according to Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram.
“It’s amazing. It’s an incredible environment, beautiful place. I’m always excited to play there.”
It’s hard not to interpret those comments into being his admiration toward the Cowboys in some way. He spent his five NFL seasons playing against Dallas at their stadium, which he likely has fond memories due to his strong performances.
What makes these remarks interesting is that Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported last December that some around the league believe he could play for the Cowboys one day to be close to his parents. It’s all purely speculation at this point, but it creates a captivating conversation.
What should bring some pause to the situation is that the Cowboys have a plethora of talent at wide receiver already with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup. At this juncture, it’s hard to envision the Cowboys exploring that route if it’s presented.
Browns hoping to keep the ball rolling against the Cowboys
The Browns are off to a solid start to begin the 2020 season after winning two out of their first three games.
Much of which has come behind their explosive 1-2 punch in the backfield with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. It has brought tremendous balance to their offense. Meanwhile, third-year quarterback Baker Mayfield has played with more stability, which he has thrown a pair of touchdown passes in each of his last two games after the Week 1 blowout to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Cowboys will be more than motivated to get back on track from their slow start after dropping two out of their first three games. All that should make for a highly entertaining matchup between two teams hoping to make some early-season traction.