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Is Cole Beasley The Best Slot Receiver In The NFL?

RJ Ochoa



Cowboys Headlines - Is Cole Beasley The Best Slot Receiver In The NFL?

So much has been made about Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott this season. Maybe that's because they're rookies, or maybe it's because they're QB1 and the top running back for America's Team.

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What about the top wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys? For so long that honor has belonged to Dez Bryant, but with his injury and status through six games this season that status quo has been changed. Who is the best wide receiver on the Cowboys these days? Cole Beasley.

The "Saucemaster" is more than just the best wideout on his team, Cole Beasley is one of the best wide receivers across the entire NFL right now. A few weeks ago Around the NFL writer Chris Wesseling did an analysis of the best slot receivers across the league - Cole was 10th.

Here's what the players on that list have done this season:

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*Eric Decker and Willie Snead have missed games this year due to injury

Well, well, well. Here are some Cole Hard Facts based on this little list here:

  • Cole has seen the 6th most targets.
  • Beasley has 3rd most catches.
  • 'Ol number 11 has 3rd most yards.
  • The best wide receiver on the Dallas Cowboys, Cole Beasley, has the best catch percentage.

These are some pretty impressive numbers for the guy who was ranked 10th a month ago. He is far and away the most efficient name on this list, and he's only behind guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Jarvis Landry who have far more national hype than our Saucemaster.

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There's no denying that what Cole Beasley has done has immensely helped rookie Dak Prescott in all his accomplishments thus far. The Dallas Cowboys are playing total and complete football, milking the clock and sustaining long drives, and so much of that can be attributed to the excellent play exhibited by Cole.

At the end of the day one could say that Larry Fitzgerald, who lines up everywhere, and Jarvis Landry are probably better than Cole overall; however, considering that Cole is an undrafted guy who has turned into one of the most elite weapons in football... I'll take Mr. Beasley all day long.

What do you think? Is Cole Beasley the NFL's best slot receiver? Where does he rank? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018 1

Continuity is the key to good special teams play in the NFL. Already losing long-time Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia to the Raiders - who promptly snatched ST aces Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber in free agency - the Dallas Cowboys have announced their intentions to re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for the 2018 season.

Returning on a one-year deal, the fan favorite Ladouceur will be back to do what he does best in cleanly executing almost every special teams snap for Chris Jones or Dan Bailey to handle.

Todd Archer on Twitter

Long snapper L.P. Ladouceur will re-sign with the Cowboys on Monday, according to sources, on a one-year deal. He will be in his 14th season with the franchise. Only Jason Witten, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Bill Bates and Mark Tuinei will have more years of...

While Jones has improved as the Cowboys' punter with each passing season, Kicker Dan Bailey actually enters 2018 as another question mark on this unit. With the general belief around the team being that Bailey will be just fine moving forward, the Cowboys will no longer have to worry about who handles long snaps next year either.

Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladoucer for 2018

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L.P. Ladouceur is back in the silver and blue, and in this moment, everything can be alright with the world.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys to Re-Sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur for 2018" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Report: Raiders Sign Former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber

Kevin Brady



Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Linebacker Kyle Wilber

A Free Agency period filled with departures continued for the Dallas Cowboys today, as the Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed the now-former Cowboys LB Kyle Wilber.


The Raiders have signed LB Kyle Wilber:

Wilber has been with the Cowboys since 2012, and has played in all 16 games four of the past five seasons. Most of his time has come on special teams, but he did provide solid linebacker depth for the Cowboys since joining the team.

Dallas has now lost both Wilber and Anthony Hitchens, depleting their linebacker depth even further over the last couple weeks.

The Raiders have now signed two key special teams contributors for the Cowboys in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber this offseason. Hopefully Dallas can replace these types of "replacement level" players throughout the rest of the offseason, especially during the NFL Draft.

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Report: Cowboys Officially Release CB Orlando Scandrick

Kevin Brady



Orlando Scandrick

After requesting his release from the team just a few days ago, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has gotten his wish. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Scandrick has officially been cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Josina Anderson on Twitter

I'm told the #Cowboys have informed CB Orlando Scandrick he will be released, per source.

This move will reportedly save the Cowboys roughly $1.4M against the salary cap, as we hope they finally look to make some moves during the Free Agency period.

Scandrick's release comes after an offseason in which the Cowboys totally overhauled the back end of their defense, specifically their cornerbacks. With the emergence of young, promising players such as Chidobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis, and the health issues of the aging Scandrick, the move makes a lot of sense.

In fact, after the Cowboys drafted Awuzie in the second round of last year's draft it was rumored the Cowboys were looking to move Scandrick for extra draft picks. Instead, one year later, they have cut him to save some cap room.

Orlando Scandrick should have a market to find a new team elsewhere, but his time in Dallas has now come to a close.

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