If Sunday night’s 31-16 victory over the Redskins was any indication, second-year receiver Cole Beasley is going to get a lot of looks from Tony Romo through the rest of the season.
Beasley had four catches on six targets against Washington. Two went for first downs, and he finished as the Cowboys’ leading receiver with 44 yards.
“We’ve thrown the ball to him, and he consistently makes plays,” Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He wins his matchups, and he gives the quarterback a place to throw. Again, he is quarterback friendly. He’s done a nice job in scramble-type situations finding a place to throw the football for the quarterback.”
Beasley now has 12 catches, 114 yards and a touchdown--the first of his career--on the season. Which means he’s just four catches away from surpassing his rookie total of 15.
“He can separate away from guys, and he has a good feel for setting guys up and the number of steps he needs to take, and if he needs to take an extra step or come out of it quicker,” Garrett said. “Again, I keep using this, but he’s quarterback-friendly. Quarterbacks like to throw the ball to him.”
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