Heading into the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 15 game versus the Chicago Bears, some of the local and national media lost track of the fact that Philly plays the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve, not this Sunday. Never underestimate the power of some ill-timed Micah Parsons drama. We still haven’t seen the Eagles and Bears game yet, but more news comes out of Dallas that Birds fans might find interesting. It appears that Odell Beckham Jr. might be joining that team in Texas after all.
We found a good source to corroborate the story. It’s none other than the man calling the shots, Jerry W. Jones himself.
One of the Eagles’ fiercest rivals adds another star, but he probably won’t be added before Christmas Eve.
We’ve concluded that reality television has nothing on the NFL. Sometimes, the subplots and backstories are so intriguing that if you’re not careful, you can forget that there are games to be played, even if you only do so for a second.
Never one to avoid stepping in front of the microphone whenever he sees one within reach, Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones did, indeed, confirm stories that OBJ will be joining the Cowboys ahead of the postseason while speaking with USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
Here’s a quote:
"Odell’s going to join us. There’s a good chance he will, with the complete goal of getting ready for a playoff game or two, and then I’ll look to the future."
This obviously means that this won’t have any bearing on the coming Week 16 Christmas Eve clash featuring Philadelphia and Dallas as he won’t be on the roster at that time. Still, if these long-time rivals meet in the postseason, Birds fans may get a taste of Beckham Jr. on the opposing sideline for the first time since a Week 12 tilt versus the New York Giants in 2018.
OBJ snagged five receptions for 85 yards in that one, but he was a much younger version of himself then. If we were to place wagers, we’re doubtful that his addition to the Cowboys shifts the balance of power in the NFC East any. Seeing a rival add a player with OBJ’s star power is no doubt interesting, but this isn’t something worth losing sleep over.
In total, he’s played the Eagles nine times. He’s 1-8 versus Philadelphia in his career. All of those games were as a member of the Giants. He’s hauled in 61 receptions for 732 yards, and he’s reached the end zone six times in his NFL career. He missed a Week 11 game versus Philly as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2020.