The Cowboys new playcaller, Scott Linehan, recently said the team will give third-year receiver Cole Beasley a chance to make an impact on the outside in 2014. Beasley, who has worked almost exclusively out of the slot to this point in his career, believes he’ll be ready to answer that call if Dallas continues to afford him the chance to learn that spot.
“I played outside maybe 10 plays my senior year in college. That’s probably the most I got before getting here,” Beasley said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Most of it’s just kind of learning what you can do and what you can’t do, and I have a good feel for all that stuff in the slot. Obviously, I’m going to be more successful in the slot right now because I’ve done it for four years. Once I start getting more reps at outside receiver, I’ll start learning what I can do and what I can’t, and I’ll go up from there, too.”
Signed as an undrafted free agent out of SMU in 2012, the 5-foot-8 Beasley became one of Tony Romo’s go-to receivers on third downs last year, his sophomore season in the league.
“I feel like I proved to them I could play my rookie year, and I did the same last year,” Beasley said. “Just got to take advantage of the opportunities and get more and take advantage of those opportunities and only go up from there. The team will only get better if I can continue to do as well as I’ve been doing on third downs, so I’ve just got to be that guy and do whatever they need me to do.”
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