Odell Beckham Jr. should lean all the way into this.
He should attend Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game between the Giants and Dallas Cowboys at Jerry World in Arlington, Tex.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones should let Beckham perform a ceremonial pregame coin toss at midfield.
Beckham could announce at halftime on the AT&T Stadium big screen that he will sign with the team that wins the game.
Would any of that be shocking if it happened?
Beckham is a master, as one NFL player reminded the Daily News this week, at keeping his name relevant and in the news.
He has maximized this free agency build-up toward his eventual decision.
Sunday morning’s NFL Network report ratcheted the Beckham sweepstakes up to another level.
The Cowboys and Giants have emerged as the favorites to land OBJ, and he has plans to visit both teams after Thanksgiving, the report said.
He intends to visit the Cowboys on Nov. 28 or 29, and the Giants sometime after.
The best way for the Giants (7-3) to convince Beckham is to keep winning.
Losing to the Detroit Lions didn’t help. Bouncing back and dismantling the Cowboys would go a long way.
Beckham reportedly wants a multi-year contract, which actually might benefit the cap-strapped Giants in their courtship.
They couldn’t pay him a ton this year, but they could backload a two-year contract with more guaranteed money in 2023 to make OBJ happy.
The problem is Jones is probably willing to pay Beckham a lot more.
It might come down to more cash with Dallas or the better story and closer friends in New York.
Unless, of course, one of the teams rolls on Thursday and convinces Beckham that it’s the clear and obvious right choice for Beckham to hop on for a hopeful playoff and Super Bowl ride.
This is not some new news that the Giants might land Beckham.
Giants GM Joe Schoen has spoken to Beckham’s representatives. Beckham already visited the Giants facility once early this fall — his first time back in the building since ‘The Trade’ in 2019.
Saquon Barkley already publicly lobbied for OBJ to come back. Barkley and Sterling Shepard are great friends with Beckham. They recently attendeded Beckham’s 30th birthday bash in Los Angeles.
And the word is Beckham eventually wants to reunite with the Giants and get back to the team that drafted him. Even if he didn’t sign here this season, he might end up returning in the spring, provided he isn’t on a multi-year contract with the team that gets him.
It’s possible other teams might re-enter the Beckham sweepstakes, too.
The Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers are two Super Bowl contenders who would make a lot of sense for the star wide receiver. Niners GM John Lynch has pursued Beckham for years. The Bills have Beckham’s great friend and former Rams teammate, Von Miller.
Both of those teams have better chances of reaching the Super Bowl than the Giants and Cowboys, as well.
The idea of Beckham in a Cowboys uniform simultaneously feels so wrong and so right.
As an ex-Giant, it would look strange. As the marketable superstar he’s become, it would fit perfectly.
Still, the Cowboys’ inclusion still feels like a leverage play by OBJ to get what he wants: back to New York for an acceptable price.
What a story it would be. What a run it could become. He might as well attend Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day “Odell Bowl” and see for himself if the Giants will do their part.