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Dak Prescott Says He Reached Out to Odell Beckham Jr. About Joining Cowboys

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott

The Cowboys have made it little secret that they want to add star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to their offense, with several members of the franchise publicly courting the free agent in recent weeks.

Following a 40-3 domination of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took the recruitment of Beckham a step further.

Prescott told reporters on Monday that he exchanged messages with Beckham about joining the team. According to Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports, Prescott said there is "mutual interest" between the Cowboys and Beckham.

"Dak also confirmed to us he has exchanged messages back and forth with Odell Beckham Jr. about Cowboys' pursuit of the WR," Epstein tweeted. "Dak, like team brass, described tenor as one of mutual interest. Will be interesting to see if they work out $$."

The Cowboys have long looked like the favorite to sign Beckham, who has not played this season while recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl win in February. Owner Jerry Jones, head coach Mike McCarthy and a handful of players have asked called for Beckham to join the Dallas offense.

The only remaining hurdle appears to be working out a contract that's suitable for both sides. 

Beckham has made it clear that he wants to sign a multi-year deal. He also isn't going to sign for the veteran minimum, as he showed when he tweeted that the Rams had offered him a deal that was "the lowest of low."

A report surfaced last week that Beckham would like to join a new team by the end of November. His top choices for a destination included the Cowboys as well as the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

Beckham would provide the Cowboys another explosive pass-catcher to line up opposite CeeDee Lamb. Aside from Lamb, no Dallas wideout has more than 400 yards or one touchdown on the season.

Sunday's demolition of the Vikings, who entered the matchup 8-1, should only make the Cowboys signing Beckham more likely, as it provides Jones proof that his team can contend to win the NFC, especially with the addition of another offensive weapon.

All eyes around the NFL will be on Beckham in the coming weeks as he decides which squad to team up with for the stretch run of this season.