Jerry Jones thanks the Cleveland Browns for Odell Beckham Jr. trade
The Cleveland Browns trade for Odell Beckham Jr. will bother a lot of teams in the AFC, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is happy OBJ is out of the NFC.
Quickly after the trade for Odell Beckham Jr., it became obvious the Cleveland Browns were going to be one of the most competitive teams in the NFL.
Adding a player the caliber of Beckham helps the Browns become one of the top teams in the league considering he has the ability to take over an entire game and fuel a team’s offense.
Although teams in the AFC North and the rest of the AFC are probably not excited about the Browns trading for Beckham, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is happy Beckham is no longer playing against the Cowboys two times a season – via Fox Sports (skip to the 2:45 mark).
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Not only did Jones emphatically thank the Browns for the Beckham trade, but he also said that he is “behind” what the Haslam’s and the Browns organization are doing. Jones said that he feels it is better for the league when there are more competitive teams.
Jones has a reason to be excited Beckham is out of the Cowboys’ division considering the wide receiver’s success against their defense. In seven games playing against Dallas, Beckham caught 35 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns.
It was also against the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in 2014 when Beckham became a household name. Beckham made his spectacular one-handed touchdown catch over Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr after Carr interfered with Beckham.
Although the Cowboys managed to keep Beckham in check when playing the Giants, it will be much easier for the Dallas defense to slow down the New York offense now that Beckham is a Brown. And with how young Beckham is, he would have been a thorn in Jones’ side for years to come.
So even though the Browns got Beckham, they aren’t the only teams celebrating. For the Cowboys and the two other teams in the NFC East division, not having to worry about facing Beckham two times a season will make their lives much easier.