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Ex-Cowboys WRs Beasley, Austin Playing in 1st Conference Title Games

Wide Receivers and both tried to help the find elusive postseason success during their tenures with the franchise. But after moving on to new teams, both are now set to appear in their first-ever Conference Championship Games as members of the and .

Cole Beasley joined Buffalo in 2019 after seven seasons in Dallas. It was a bit of a messy breakup as Cole went public about his frustrations with his limited role and contract, then was equally vocal about how much better he found life with the Bills after . Once one of the biggest fan favorites on the roster, Beasley now draws a very mixed reaction from whenever he's mentioned.

Like Beasley, Tavon Austin was not re-signed when he became a during the 2020 . After a brief stint with the 49ers that ended due to , Austin eventually signed with Green Bay in September and has been a backup WR and return specialist for them the last two months.

Beasley has a far bigger role with his new team than Austin does. But regardless, both have accomplished something that the Cowboys haven't since the 1995 season by reaching their respective Conference Championship Games.

Beasley's Bills will meet the this Sunday in the Game. Austin and the Packers will host the for a shot at representing the in the .

Last year, Dallas fans were happy to several former Cowboys win Super Bowls rings as part of the Chiefs' roster. Among them were Linebackers and and Cornerbacks and . Hitchens, Wilson, and Ward are still with Kansas City this year as they vie to repeat as champions.

A few other Cowboys alumni have a chance at getting a ring in 2020. Former 1st-round pick is on for Kansas City, TE Codey McElroy is on the Bucs' , and DT recently was called up to the Packers' roster from their practice squad.

Cole Beasley has the best chance to get attention this weekend as the Bills' number-two receiver. While his exit from Dallas turned off some fans, many will still be rooting for him and Buffalo to knock off the reigning champs and get the Bills back to the Super Bowl for the first time since their infamous four-straight losses from 1990-1993.

Congratulations to all of these former Cowboys for whatever role they played in helping their teams reach the NFL's final four. Hopefully, it won't take leaving Dallas for our current players to accomplish the same in 2021.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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Don Howard

Unless you are 30 years old or older you don’t remember when Dallas was actually a good team how sad it is

Shane

Players go to Dallas to get paid…they go elsewhere to win titles

Terron Jackson

Many of you are just plain sad here is a question you guys complain about the Boys not winning when so many others have never won look at the Saints top 10 in so called winning stats with high level players….Brees Thomas Kamara elite defense 1ring to show for it so miss me with the Boys not winning

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