Monday, January 21, 2013
Beasley's potential role
By Tim Kavanagh
Given the trend in the NFL at-large, the need for an effective slot WR is a big one for any team, and as of now, there's somewhat of a vacancy in that spot for the Dallas Cowboys. Could that vacuum be filled by Cole Beasley in 2013?
Beasley was an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, and carved out a niche role for himself as the season went on; it helped that he was able to establish a relationship with QB Tony Romo, who pushed for a bigger role for the SMU product. By season's end, he had amassed 15 catches for 128 yards, with his big game coming on Thanksgiving (seven receptions for 68 yards against Washington).
If Dallas doesn't add another option at this position in the draft or free agency -- Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Brian Hartline are all impending UFAs -- Beasley will have a shot to earn this spot in camp:
Todd ArcherProjecting Cole Beasley
"With the way the game is played today there is a spot for Beasley going forward, but he will face competition at the spot. He does not play on many special teams units, so that lack of versatility could work against him as the Cowboys define their backup wide receivers."