It's been three years since WR Cole Beasley's acrimonious departure from the Cowboys. But despite his harsh words when leaving Dallas to sign with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, Beasley recently expressed that he'd be open to wearing The Star again if it meant he could be reunited with QB Dak Prescott.
Buffalo released Cole back in March for cap space and perhaps off-field reasons. Beasley's highly-publicized criticism of the NFL's COVID-19 policies and vaccinations made him far more notorious in media circles than anything he was contributing to the Bills' offense.
Being outspoken isn't new for Beasley. When he he left the Cowboys during the 2019 offseason, Cole didn't hold back on the belief that money and politics drove too many football decisions in the organization.
Three years later and with his career winding down, Beasley apparently has gotten over some of those feelings. Or at the very least, the desire reunite with his former quarterback is now stronger than his frustration.
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Is there a realistic path for Beasley to rejoin the Cowboys? With the pandemic issues now fading into the background for the NFL, it would mostly come down to his ability to help on the field.
The Cowboys have already signed James Washington and drafted Jalen Tolbert to shore up the WR position this year. They've also got Simi Fehoko coming back for his second year and veteran backup Noah Brown.
Beasley's familiarity with Prescott and Kellen Moore would give him some value in the mix. But now 33 years old, would Cole be competitive with these younger options and especially at this late stage in the offseason?
Plus, while Jason Garrett's regime is gone from Dallas, the Jones family is still here and no doubt didn't take kindly to Beasley's comments in 2019. Would they even welcome him back now?
This may be nothing more than a strategic move by a desperate free agent. Beasley may not even want to come back to Dallas but knew the comment would get his name in circulation.
A beloved player when he was here, Cole Beasley would certainly incite intrigue if he did return to the Cowboys. But given the controversy he could and perhaps almost certainly would incite as well, the organization may be happier to leave this one alone.