In a tweet by Dallas Cowboys Insider Bobby Belt Friday morning, Belt said not to close the door on a Cole Beasley reunion with the franchise. Now his tweet did come before the Cowboys added Former Steelers Wide Receiver James Washington, but could Beasley still be another addition to the wide receiver room?
I wouldn't close the door on a Cole Beasley reunion in Dallas.
I'm not saying there are ongoing negotiations, but I think there could be some mutual interest there at the right price.
Beasley, who left the Cowboys in 2019 for the Buffalo Bills, was recently cut by the Bills to make room for their new Defensive End Von Miller, and this season he proved that he still has some juice left.
While some people may think 82 receptions for 693 yards aren't pretty or numbers that “wow,” you have to realize Beasley lost some targets once Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders came to Buffalo, and he wouldn't play a lot since they were blowing teams out.
Before Sanders, Beasley had 82 receptions for 967 yards in 2020, so he likely can replicate similar numbers since their leading receiver Amari Cooper is gone, and it's unknown who will garner the most looks next season.
I get you can say the franchise has solidified their WR3 with the Washington signing, but there is also no guarantee he could pan out.
As Wide Receiver Michael Gallup is looking like he won't be ready to start the season, Beasley gives the team a proven option and allows Washington to ease his way onto the field.
Even if the franchise doesn't sign Beasley, the odds the franchise is done upgrading their wide receiver room is low, and based on multiple mocks they are predicting it happens through the NFL Draft. However, with the signing of Washington, the Cowboys are likely hoping his best football is ahead of him and are taking a bet on the upside that he showed in college.