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Jerry Jones talks OBJ, Cowboys WR position: ‘Odell can help us’

A person familiar with the situation told DMN the free agent has a visit scheduled with Dallas for Monday, Dec. 5.

ARLINGTON – Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he spoke with free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Thanksgiving Day.

Jones wouldn’t provide much detail of the conversation or when Beckham will visit Cowboys’ officials in person, but a person familiar with the situation told The Dallas Morning News the visit is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5.

It’s clear the team is focused on improving the wide receiver position.

“Odell can help us,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ defeated the Giants Thursday. “I don’t want to make comparisons, but Odell can help us. I believe that right now. It’s got to make it fit and that’s the challenge.”

Beckham is recovering from a torn ACL and when he’ll be available to play is uncertain. The Cowboys have six games remaining in their regular season with an expected playoff game in January, should the team either clinch the NFC East or a wild-card berth.

“I just think, in general, how we make this fit and all of that availability is huge,” Jones said. “But the financial part is really huge, too.”

Sunday, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup probably had their best efforts combined. Lamb finished with six catches for 106 yards, his second 100-yard game of the season and Gallup had five catches for 63 yards. Both players made several contested catches, and Lamb made a one-handed grab while being held.

“To be honest, I had been getting held all night,” Lamb said. “They were holding one arm, it was the same arm, the left one -- so, I only had the right hand and had to start using it.”

Lamb almost had a touchdown reception by making a one-handed grab in the back of the end zone, but he didn’t get both feet down.

If anything, the Cowboys’ receivers made a statement whether Beckham joins the team or not, they shouldn’t be looked at as support.

Lamb entered the season as the No. 1 wideout and at times has looked anything but. Over the last three games, Lamb has 22 catches for 301 yards and two touchdowns.

Quarterback Dak Prescott said Gallup is finding a groove after missing the early portion of the season recovering from his own torn ACL. There were two passes directed toward Lamb and Gallup on Thursday that were intercepted. One pass was off the body of Lamb and another when a defender jumped a Gallup route.

But overall, Jones is pleased with the performances.

“I thought Lamb and Gallup, in general, we played very well,” Jones said. “I feel very good about our receiving corps and, frankly, about our passing game if you include the guys out of the backfield, our tight ends. I feel good about our receiving corps, really.”

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