Cowboys WR Antonio Callaway Signing; Change on Odell Beckham Jr. Chase?
FRISCO. – CowboysSI.com reports that Antonio Callaway, a Cowboys WR, has signed with the Dallas Cowboys. This is in addition to a few roster moves.
It’s not Odellbeckham Jr., which despite some clickbait attempts to deceive is actually a pursuit that has nothing whatsoever to do with this deal.
Yes, Dallas still hopes to win the OBJ Sweepstakes … even after being the likely only bidder in the “Callaway Sweepstakes.”
But the search for help – “no stone unturned,” and all that – also means an entry-to-the-weekend workout for another wideout with a reputation, and with a Cleveland tie, as the team played host to former Browns starting wideout Callaway for a workout.
The Cowboys triedout session at The Star on Friday featured participation by quarterback Jacob Eason as well as D.J. Montgomery.
Dallas was reported by CowboysSI.com first on Tuesday. They also made other p–squad moves, with center Alec Lindstrom to IR, and with defensive lineman Mika Tfua cut.
The Cowboys hosted center tryouts for three applicants, with Brock Hoffman winning. Callaway and he now join the practice squad.
Callaway worked out for the team last week and has 53 catches for 695 yards and five touchdowns in his career. Callaway played for the Browns (as has OBJ) and during his 16 appearances in 2018, he had 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns – and his credentials include the fact that he made 11 starts.
Cleveland released Callaway in 2019 amid talk of some behavioral issues – the same things that caused him to fall in the 2018 NFL Draft, where the star from Florida was taken in the fourth round – and while the 4.4 sprinter hasn’t really caught on elsewhere, he has had cups of coffee with the Dolphins and Chiefs.
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Dallas, now coming off an OT loss at Green Bay in which CeeDee Lamb put up big numbers, continues to look to upgrade their receiver group ahead of the postseason. We know about the Cowboys having made trade offers for the Texans’ Brandin Cooks and the Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy ahead of the deadline, and of course we know about the pursuit of Beckham, who has Dallas on his five-team wish list while also harboring the wish for a long-term contract (at $20 million APY?) at his new “home. Jerry Jones, ”
Cowboys’ owner, has said that, in addition to Lamb, Michael Gallup, “We have (James Washington) coming back (at receiver), maybe starting this week.” That’s huge. ”
Indeed is probably larger than Callaway… but it’s not as large as OBJ.
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