REFUSED: Dallas Cowboys asked new wide receiver TY Hilton ‘if he was OK with them signing Odell Beckham Jr. too’… and he told Jerry Jones, ‘That’s great – I’m here to win a Super Bowl!’
- According to reports, the Cowboys are still leading the race to sign Odell Beckham Jr., 30
- Veteran wide receiver TY Hilton signed with Dallas in early December
- The ex-Colts star’s response is sure to have pleased the Cowboys front office
- ‘OBJ’ is said to be still recovering from a torn ACL injury from earlier this year
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The Dallas Cowboys may be on the verge of signing one of football’s most courted free agents of all time in Odell Beckham Jr., but that didn’t stop owner Jerry Jones from asking the locker room’s thoughts on the deal before the postseason.
According to reports, the Cowboys are still leading the race to sign Beckham Jr. and running late for him despite bringing in another veteran wide receiver in TY Hilton, 33, in early December.
It seems Jones recently wanted to make sure the team’s pursuit of the 30-year-old free agent doesn’t get out of hand. A source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that the 80-year-old asked newly signed Hilton: ‘How would you feel if we signed Beckham as well?’
Cowboys asked newly signed TY Hilton if he was “OK” with them signing Odell Beckham Jr.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident ‘OBJ’ will sign with Dallas before the playoffs
According to Rapoport, Hilton’s response was music to the Cowboys owner’s ears.
“It’s great,” the ex-Colts star said. “I’m here to win a Super Bowl.”
Meanwhile, the Cowboys and Beckham Jr. are at an impasse in negotiations over a deal, according to Rapoport.
Beckham is looking for guaranteed money for both this year and next, but Dallas is hesitant to commit that much in salary to the 30-year-old, who is still recovering from a torn ACL injury while playing in Super Bowl LVI in February.
It is believed that the ex-Giants, Browns and Rams are still weeks away from being able to return to the field.
Beckham Jr, 30, has not played in the NFL since tearing his ACL in Super Bowl LVI in February
While no agreement on a potential deal is in place, Jones has publicly shared his admiration for Beckham’s talent and is confident the Cowboys will get a deal over the line for the first-round pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
“Odell is going to join us,” Jones told USA Today on Thursday. “There’s a good chance he’ll do that, with the full aim of getting ready for a playoff game or two, and then I’ll look to the future. But most of it is about now.
Although both sides appear to be nearing a settlement, time is not exactly on Dallas’ side. The Cowboys have just three games left before the end of the regular season and are said to be reluctant to just play Beckham Jr. in the playoffs.
On Sunday, Dallas lost 34-40 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still clinched a wild card playoff spot despite the loss.
The Cowboys will now face the 13-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Eve.