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Jerry Jones Reveals Surprising Update On Odell Beckham Jr.'s Health

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones

For weeks now, all signs have seemingly point toward wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys players, coaches and owner Jerry Jones have all publicly recruited Beckham. Making the process even more like a college recruitment, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Thursday that Beckham would visit the team Dec. 5. 

Then, the Cowboys beat one of the other contenders to sign Beckham Thursday, the New York Giants, showing that they would make more sense for the free agent to join for another Super Bowl run.

However, the process might have hit a snag.

Following the Cowboys' win over the New York Giants on Thursday, Jones told reporters that he's "unsure whether or not Beckham will be healthy enough to play this season," according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

"Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said he spoke to UFA WR Odell Beckham Jr today," Werder tweeted. "He would not characterize their conversation and said he was unsure whether Beckham will be healthy enough to play this season until he is more informed about his recovery from ACL surgery."

Beckham has sat out this season while recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl victory in February. 

He has given no indication that he might not be able to play this year. But the timeline for his return to the field has been pushed back a few times. 

Initial reports indicated that Beckham hoped to play again by mid-November, then ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier this month that Beckham hoped to sign with a team by the start of December and take the field shortly thereafter.

Schefter also indicated that Beckham was interested in five teams: the Cowboys, Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.

Beckham has stated that he wants to sign a multi-year contract. If his health is truly a question mark, he might be better off waiting until the offseason to do so.

However, all eyes will remain on him to see whether he joins a team for the stretch run of the season.