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Is Cole Beasley’s Injury Something to Worry About?

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Injuries to players this early into the season can sometimes be pretty misleading. Some players who are sore or recovering from an offseason injury may take it easy in OTAs and mini-camp, but Cole Beasley's injury has me slightly concerned.

After Wednesday's mini-camp practice it was reported that the injury sidelining Cole Beasley for the entire offseason program is something he's been dealing with dating back to week 10 of last season.

Not something you want to hear about one of your biggest offensive weapons.

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Cowboys WR Cole Beasley said the hamstring injury that has had him sidelined this offseason has bothered him since Week 10 last year.

While this could just be precautionary to make sure Beasley is a full-go come training camp, it's certainly something to keep a close eye on.

Cole Beasley has been the Cowboys' best receiver the past two years and was rated as the 13th best wide receiver in the league by Pro Football Focus in 2016. Over the last two seasons he has 127 catches for 1,369 yards and 10 touchdowns. Beasley led the team last year in receiving yards, receptions, and receiving first downs.

If you're catching what I'm pitching, you know Beasley is a huge reason for the offense's success.

Beasley's Injury - Worst Case Scenario

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In the worst case scenario, if Beasley does happen to get shut down for a while, Ryan Switzer would likely step in and take over as the team's starting slot receiver.

Selecting Switzer in the fourth round makes a lot more sense knowing what we know now about the nature of Cole Beasley's injury.

Switzer will be asked to contribute immediately, but more so as a punt returner and a fourth or fifth receiving option. If Beasley's injury does hold him out, that will change to the starting punt returner and the team's third receiving option in most of the offensive packages.

Switzer has all the tools to be a very productive slot receiver in the NFL, but he's yet to do it.

Beasley's Injury - Best Case Scenario

Obviously, the best case scenario is that Cole Beasley being sidelined right now is precautionary and he can be a full-go come training camp.

While often overlooked due to his size, Beasley is one of Dak Prescott's favorite weapons to use, and they were one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in the NFL last year.

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@dak to @Bease11 One of the best connections in the NFL in 2016.

It's too early to worry too much about this injury right now, but it is something to monitor as the offseason progresses. If I were a betting man, I would expect Cole Beasley to be able to play a game tomorrow if need be, he even said so himself Wednesday in a post-practice interview.

Do you think the Cowboys could survive without Cole Beasley? Or would the offense struggle badly? I would love to hear your thoughts!


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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

Sean Martin

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

This will hardly be the last article written about the wide receivers of the Dallas Cowboys entering the 2018 season. However, we can only hope it's the last off-field incident that will factor into the difficult decisions the Cowboys will make on their final depth chart at WR. Yesterday, veteran Wide Receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication after leaving the scene of a crash involving his Lamborghini.

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams released a statement on his recent arrest detailing several facets of the incident: "I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how.

Details concerning the severity of the incidents that led to Williams arrest remain somewhat unclear. His on-field production certainly has not been though, putting himself in an expendable position by failing to catch a touchdown in 2017 and only going for over 100 yards once.

Handling this Terrance Williams situation in whatever the "right way" is will be yet another critical decision the Cowboys make under Head Coach Jason Garrett. A team that has clearly valued continuity under Garrett, there is precedent for the Cowboys keeping a now-troubled player like Williams if the void he'd leave behind is too large.

It is widely believed that this is a Cowboys coaching staff working to keep their jobs in 2018. Losing Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Terrance Williams in one offseason may very well be too much.

Already dealing with a broken foot that expects to keep Terrance Williams out of football activities until training camp though, it is becoming increasingly easier for Williams to become forgotten about in new WR Coach Sanjay Lal's room.

New additions to this unit include FA signings Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, along with rookies Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Joined by the likes of KD Cannon, Lance Lenoir, and Malik Earl, all of these receivers are going to stake their claims for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys before Williams even catches another pass from Dak Prescott.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Once perceived to be fighting for positions below Hurns, Williams, and Cole Beasley as locks on the final 53 man roster, Williams' arrest is the epitome of "next man up" in Dallas. Even if Williams remains with the team in 2018 - as cutting him would only make moral sense for the Cowboys, not financial - his days as a starting receiver may very well be numbered.

As mentioned, this won't be the first look we have at the status of the Cowboys receivers. I'm already on record having high expectations for Michael Gallup, and believe Cedrick Wilson was one of the steals of the draft for the Cowboys in the sixth round. The unproven nature of this pass catching unit (through to TE with rookie Dalton Schultz) is going to make for fascinating training camp battles, competing for spots in an offense that could still be one of the league's best.

Tell us what you think about "Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!


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BREAKING: Terrance Williams Arrested For Public Intoxication After Car Accident

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams is in jail after crashing his car, a Lamborghini, into a light pole, per the Star Telegram. The incident occurred approximately at 3:00 AM, according to the reports and Williams, who fled the scene was arrested two hours later. He was arrested for public intoxication and was also charged for leaving the scene.

According to Clarence Hill, Williams was still in jail as of 11:30 AM.

Kate Hairopoulus, from SportsDay, reported that according to Frisco Police, the Lamborghini was found without a driver. After determining that the car belonged to the Cowboys' wide receiver, they proceded to arrest Williams near his residence, where he was riding an electric bicycle.

This certainly explains why T-Will wasn't arrested for DUI instead of public intoxication. Hairopoulus also reported that Williams has been released on a $369 bond.

Without much more details, Terrance Williams' future with the Cowboys doesn't look very promising as of right now. After hauling a lot of receivers during the offseason, the WR room in Dallas will feature a lot of competition.

Williams, who's recovering from a fractured foot and missing the offseason programs, has something to prove. Certainly, an accident like this doesn't help much his cause.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with more details about Terrance Williams' arrest.

Last updated at 2:20 PM CDT.

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WATCH: LB Jaylon Smith Moving Without Brace

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When the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world and selected linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, most could not picture a day where he would be going through drills without a brace on his injured knee.

Well, as has been previously reported, that day is now.

New footage has emerged of Jaylon Smith moving laterally without the brace, posted to Youtube by "Cowboys Fan Club." And to say he looks smooth doing so would be an understatement.

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The 50 second video clip above shows Jaylon Smith looking rather explosive laterally, something we feared he may never be able to do again. When at his best Smith was able to utilize his athleticism and range, and if he can get those attributes all the way back the Cowboys linebacker group will be in very good shape.

Combining him with the athletic Leighton Vander Esch and consistent Sean Lee would be a solid trio of linebackers in 2018. Of course, there is a lot of time between now and the opening game against the Carolina Panthers, however, but it's okay to be excited about his progress.

Let's hope Jaylon Smith continues to progress as the offseason moves along and we inch closer to the 2018 season.


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