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In Cole Beasley, Dak Prescott Has Found His Jason Witten-Like Security Blanket

In an effort to achieve continuity with their now second-year 's , the re-signed both WR and WR early this .

While neither player's performance in 2016 matched their pre-season hype, both were solid contributors to an offense which features a lot of fire power. In particular, Terrance Williams has become the “number two” wide out in Dallas, the Z receiver opposite of .

Williams' lackluster play at times has had worried about Prescott's so-called second option in the , and led some to even wonder if Dallas should draft a at some point this April.

The Cowboys already have their “number two” receiver on the roster, however. He just happens to play out of the slot.

At only 5'8″ 174 pounds, bursted onto the scene in 2016 and played much bigger than his stature. Finishing with 75 catches, 833 yards, and 5 touchdowns, Beasley became Prescott's main target during Dez Bryant's absence, and a bonafide threat.

Earlier last week, Pro tweeted out a stat which only cemented my stance that Cole Beasley is the true “number two” for the Cowboys.

When targeting Cole Beasley, quarterback averaged a 122.8 . According to PFF, this was the highest rating for any wide out with at least 75 targets.

Pretty impressive, huh?

Beasley may not “look” the part of a passing game threat for an NFL team to many people, being that he is short and, well, white. But Cole Beasley is, in my , the best in the entire league, and has become the security blanket on third downs and key situations for the young Dak Prescott.

Similar to how was 's go-to guy in crunch-time, it appears that Beasley is becoming that for Dak.

And considering how well he performed in those situations, Dak Prescott's confidence in Beasley is warranted.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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