Troy Aikman at Union Draft House in El Paso in July 2022. NFL Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman takes a video as he cheers with fans at Union Draft House, in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, June 20, 2022. Aikman made stops at a few local grocery stores and other sports bars around the city to promote his beer, “Eight Elite Lager,”

Super Bowl champion wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is currently a free agent rehabbing from an ACL tear in February. He is one of the hottest free agents in the market, and several teams are chasing the services of the star wide receiver.

Beckham Jr.’s high school coach Nelson Stewart previously rated the chances of Beckham Jr. signing with the Dallas Cowboys or his old team, the New York Giants, as “a coin flip.”

Now, Hall of Fame quarterback (and current ESPN broadcaster) Troy Aikman (seen above at a July appearance at El Paso’s Union Draft House) is boldly predicting that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be the difference that lands Beckham Jr. in Dallas. Aikman, a member of the Cowboys Ring of Honor, said Jones has a strong history of landing the players he wants.

“If I was betting, I’d bet virtually everything I have on (Odell Beckham signing w/ Dallas). I’ve never known Jerry to lose a player he’s wanted. I think it’ll definitely happen. …On paper, it makes them a lot better. I think it would be a great move,” Aikman told Dallas radio, according to Jon Machota.

It’s a good thing Aikman is only “virtually” betting. Betting from people connected to particular sports is in the news at the moment, and causing some problems. But Aikman seemed to be making more of a prediction than an actual bet here.

The Cowboys are currently 8-3 while riding a two-game win streak, good for second behind the Philadelphia Eagles in NFC East standings. The Cowboys are next in action on Sunday Night Football when they host the Indianapolis Colts. Oddsmakers favor the Cowboys by 12.5 points entering the contest.

[Jon Machota on Twitter; photo from Ivan Pierre Aguirre of The El Paso Times, via USA Today Sports]