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Jerry Jones continues recruiting Odell Beckham Jr. on Thanksgiving call


ARLINGTON — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he spoke with Odell Beckham Jr. on the phone on Thanksgiving Day as his team laid out the Giants, another OBJ suitor, 28-20.

“We had a good visit today,” Jones told local reporters. “Odell could help us. I believe that right now. Now we got to make it fit. That’s the challenge.”

Beckham did not attend Thursday’s game in person, but he intends to visit the Giants, Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in that order, according to CBS insider Josina Anderson. And he’s also having conversations with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.

Beckham’s Cowboys visit is scheduled for Dec. 5, according to FOX’s Jay Glazer, which means Beckham is likely to stop by the Giants’ facility sometime next week if his plans don’t change.

Bills pass rusher Von Miller, Beckham’s good friend, hurt his knee in Thursday’s win in Detroit. So it’s also something to monitor in the Beckham sweepstakes whether Miller’s initial diagnosis of a sprain is confirmed on Friday.

“Happy Thanksgiving,” Beckham tweeted with emojis during the Cowboys’ dominant win.

With the cap-strapped Giants losing three of their last four, the logical move by the team, Beckham or both could be to table their mutual interest in a reunion until 2023.

But stay tuned. With OBJ, anything is possible. And New York will always be home.

THIBODEAUX MORE ACTIVE

No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux was active Thursday. He had a game-high five QB hits on Dak Prescott, drew a holding penalty and generated pressure on 38.1% of his 21 pass rush snaps, per TruMedia.

“It was a day to show my growth and show how much work I’ve been putting in,” Thibodeaux said.

But Thibodeaux managed only one tackle and let Prescott escape on a sure sack at the start of the second half that led to a 5-yard scramble to kick start a Cowboys touchdown drive.

“It definitely eats you alive when you miss those plays that they give to you,” he said. “I gotta be able to break down and make the tackle … I still [have] a lot to go. Obviously I didn’t get there how I wanted to. Just gotta keep going.”

Thibodeaux limped off at one point in the second half but came back in the game.

THOMAS: SICK, BUT NO EXCUSES

Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas played sick. He entered and exited the stadium with a mask on. But he was disappointed in himself for allowing two sacks to Cowboys pass rusher Micah Parsons. “All throughout the game I felt like I didn’t play to the level I wanted to play at,” Thomas said.

TURKEY DAY BLUES

The Giants lost their fourth straight Thanksgiving Day game, slipping to 7-6-3 all-time on the holiday, including 1-4 in the Super Bowl era. They haven’t won on Thanksgiving since 1982 … Saquon Barkley’s 1-yard rushing TD in the second quarter was the Giants’ first offensive touchdown on Thanksgiving since 1938, or five games and 84 years ago.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports

      

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