Jerry Jones Continues to Recruit Odell Beckham Jr. on Thanksgiving call – Twin Cities

ARLINGTON – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that on Thanksgiving Day he would be with Odell Beckham Jr. spoke on the phone as his team put down the Giants, another OBJ freer, 28-20.

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

Beckham did not attend the game in person on Thursday, but he plans to visit the Giants, Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in that order, according to CBS insider Josina Anderson. And he also has talks with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.

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

Bills pass rusher Von Miller, a close friend of Beckham, hurt his knee in Detroit’s victory on Thursday. So it’s also something to check in the Beckham sweepstakes to see if Miller’s initial diagnosis of a sprain is confirmed on Friday.

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

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

But stay tuned. Everything is possible at OBJ. And New York will always be home.

THIBODEAUX MORE ACTIVE

No. 5 Overall Pick Kayvon Thibodeaux was active on Thursday. He had a game-high five QB hits off Dak Prescott, pulled a holding penalty and pressed 38.1% of his 21 pass rush snaps, according to TruMedia.

“It was a day to show my growth and show how much work I put into it,” said Thibodeaux.

But Thibodeaux managed only one tackle and allowed Prescott to escape with a sure sack early in the second half, leading to a 5-yard scramble to spark a cowboys touchdown drive.

“It sure eats you alive when you miss those plays they give you,” he said. “I need to be able to break down and make the tackle… I still do [have] much to go. Obviously I didn’t get there the way I wanted to. Just have to keep going.”

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

THOMAS: SICK, BUT NO EXCUSES

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

TURKEY DAY BLUES

The Giants lost their fourth consecutive Thanksgiving Day game, dropping to an all-time 7-6-3 during 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.

‘X’ GETS A CHECK

Free safety Xavier McKinney (left hand), who remains inactive on the non-football injury list, was carted to the AT&T Stadium x-ray room pregame for a check on his injury progression. McKinney was not wearing the hard plastic cover over his hand, just a large wrap. He had surgery for at least a few broken fingers after an ATV accident in Cabo in week 9 goodbye.

CHANCES AND ENDS

The Giants led 13-7 at halftime, but were outscored 21-7 in the second half… Corner Rodarius Williams and safety Julian Love both intercepted Prescott. It was Williams’ first career NFL interception. The two picks also tied the Giants’ interception total over their first 10 games of the season. Love leads the team with two. Darnay Holmes made the pass breakup that led to Love’s pick… Giants kicker Graham Gano hit field goals from 57 and 47 yards. He made the first for an early 3-0 lead on a fourth stop of Ezekiel Elliott by ex-cowboy Jaylon Smith on the Dallas 40-yard line…Darius Slayton made a 44-yard jumping catch to set up Barkley’s early touchdown …Holmes was called for a great holding penalty on 3rd and 7 against Ceedee Lamb on the opening drive of the third quarter. Holmes said the referee told him he was grabbing Lamb’s shirt. It’s not clear how the umpire saw Holmes’ hand grab under Lamb’s jersey…Brian Daboll was livid at the umpires for an illegal man downfield penalty on a right tackle Tire Phillips making a first quarter Daniel Jones TD pass to Isaiah Hodgins nullified. Daboll was still angry about the game after the game. “You have to ask the umpires,” he growled… A defensive hold call to Trevon Diggs against Hodgins later reversed a Jones interception in the second quarter to take Donovan Wilson to safety… Leonard Williams said that at one point he went to the locker room because he pulled his left calf. But he got it massaged, put on an IV, and when he returned to the game, it wasn’t a problem… CB Cor’Dale Flott left the game with a concussion… The Giants’ seven idle players started outside the corners Adoree Jackson (sprained judge MCL) and Fabian Moreau (oblique), center Jon Feliciano (neck), right tackle Evan Neal (sprained MCL/sickness), left guard Josh Ezeudu (neck), tight end Daniel Bellinger (eye) and guard Shane Lemieux (toe).

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