Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley became something of a specialist on third downs for the team in 2013, a role he wants to keep going forward. But he also wants to develop into the kind of receiver the Cowboys--Tony Romo in particular--can go to no matter the down and distance.
“Mainly for me it’s just about becoming a complete player so they don’t have to put me out there in a special group for certain plays,” Beasley told Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. “I want to be out there for every play that the third receiver is in there, in the slot, what they call 11 personnel.
“I just want to be that guy. So really just becoming a more complete player, whether it’s blocking on runs, running more routes downfield, all that stuff. I just want to be a complete player.”
If offseason workouts are any indicator, Beasley will get his wish, to some degree at least. He lined up mostly in the slot, his natural position on the field, but new passing game coordinator/playcaller Scott Linehan has said he’ll likely give the SMU product looks on the outside as well.
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