Cowboys: The next step in the Odell Beckham Jr. saga has arrived - Cole Patterson, A to Z Sports
Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to show teams that he is ready to go.
Therefore, OBJ is still available on the open market. Now with free agency quickly approaching, the star wideout is reportedly holding a workout for NFL teams to showcase his abilities and potentially sign with a new team.
OBJ will hold the workout on Friday in Arizona, per a report from Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Pelissero notes that Beckham is now 13 months removed from his surgery and is “ready to play.”
It just so happens that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently addressed Beckham earlier this week during the NFL Scouting Combine. When talking to the media, Jones made it clear that there is still real interest in the Pro Bowler.
Cowboys, Tyron Smith working on restructuring contract - NBC Sports, Michael David Smith
Keep him home if the money is right, especially with the depth issues the Cowboys have endured.
Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith was injured for most of last season and is due a $13.6 million base salary with nothing guaranteed this season, which puts his position on the roster in peril. But it appears that something will get worked out for Smith to remain in Dallas.
Smith and the Cowboys are working on a reworked contract that would bring him back for his 13th season with the Cowboys, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
A two-time first-team All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler, Smith has been among the best offensive linemen in football for much of his career. But last year he suffered a torn hamstring in training camp, and when rookie Tyler Smith played well in his place, it raised questions about whether Smith would have a future in Dallas.
Rank’Em: Reviewing All 11 Dallas Franchise Tags - DallasCowboys.com
Some big-time players here.
The Cowboys used the tag once again this week, marking the sixth straight season to tag a player, when they placed the one-year, guaranteed tender on Tony Pollard.
We’ll see if Pollard ends up playing on the tag this season or the Cowboys work out a long-term deal. Not all players have actually gone through the season on the tag, but it certainly happens, including this past season with Dalton Schultz, who is now set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Let’s look back at the Cowboys’ history with the franchise tag over the last 30 years.
Progress Report: Hendershot Another UDFA Gem, DallasCowboys.com, Nick Eatman
Penalties being a player’s largest weakness is very manageable, well, depending on the coaches.
What Worked: For starters, if you’re an undrafted rookie free agent and end up, not only making the team but having some moderate success on the field, that’s a win right there. Hendershot undoubtedly exceeded expectations when he was able to make the 53-man roster and play in all 17 regular-season games. He started two games, had 11 catches and scored two touchdowns.
Needs Some Work: If there was a negative part of Hendershot’s game, it would likely be in the amount of penalties, compared to his lack of consistent playing time. Hendershot tied for third on the team with six penalties, despite ranking 33rd overall in snaps. But to be fair, the six-most penalized players on the team are all first-second or third-year players, including three rookies. So with time, Hendershot should be able to overcome those penalty issues, which will be a priority if he’s going to get more snaps, which is expected.
His Best Work: The backup tight end spots can sometimes be difficult to evaluate. Hendershot was a valuable member of the offense and had a big role, despite just the 11 catches. But one of his two touchdowns – a 20-yard reception in the end zone against the Jaguars – gave us a glimpse of the playmaking ability Hendershot has, especially down the field. Also, coupled with fellow rookie Jake Ferguson, they definitely brought some added athleticism to the tight end position, not to mention amping up the TD-celebration-game as well.
Dalton Schultz Says ‘No’ to Cowboys ‘Solid Offer’; Becoming NFL Highest-Paid TE? - Cowboys Country, Mike Fisher
A sort of update on Dalton Schultz
Schultz, 26, is set to hit free agency next week, and he will surely be viewed as top tight end available in the market. ... so much so that there is a chance he will become the highest-paid tight end in the NFL.
Schultz was making $10.9 million on the franchise tag in 2022. Dallas had the option to do that again, but a second tag would have cost the Cowboys over $13 million.
So Dallas instead tagged running back Tony Pollard ... while, as we understand it so far, not making much of an effort during the combine to stay in touch with Schultz.
However, there is a new report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer claiming that Schultz has already turned down “a pretty solid multi-year offer” from the Cowboys.
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