The Dallas Cowboys made a surprising move Monday when they signed former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver TY Hilton.
The NFL franchise was looking to sign another wide receiver but many thought it would be Odell Beckham Jr. However, after they interviewed Beckham, the club was still worried about his knee and decided not to sign him right away.
According to Jerry Jones, however, just because they signed Hilton, doesn’t mean they are done with Beckham.
“I’ve always admired him as the player he was there in Indianapolis, and knew that he was picking his team, so to speak,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday. “He had a lot of interest out there, we knew it, we’ve known it, and he of course was interested in what we’re doing and what we’re doing at this time. So, it was an opportunity for us, we took it and he can really help us out.
“He’s really one of the smartest receivers that I can remember. … (He’s) got a lot of speed, runs really well and of course, is ready fit and ready to go.”
Jones made it clear he’s not done pursuing OBJ.
“Of course, we wouldn’t have been interested in Odell had he not had the kind of talent that certainly can last until the spring, so to speak,” Jones said. “But I think it’s fair to say he’s an outstanding receiver, as you well know he’s not ready to play today, that’s important, but he will be ready come spring. He’s a receiver that I think would fit any team, so I want to easily say there’s gonna be continued interest in Odell.”
Beckham has already said he may not be available until the playoffs, so it remains to be seen how valuable he can be to the Cowboys or any other team this season.