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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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BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

Brian Martin



BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb

According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source.

The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.

During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.

After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.

This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.

Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!

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REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur

Jess Haynie



L.P. Ladouceur

L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.

Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark...

Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.

Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.

Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.

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REPORT: Police Detain Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford After Bar Fight

Jess Haynie



Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford Kicked Off Thursday Flight

According to TMZ, Tyrone Crawford was involved in a brawl at a bar in Panama City, FL last Friday night. The Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman and team captain was detained by police but apparently was not arrested.

The level of Crawford's involvement has not been substantiated, but TMZ's report does have him shoving police officers at some point in the action. The incident was reportedly captured by surveillance equipment at the bar.

Given that he was not arrested, one could assume that Tyrone was not one of the primary players in the melee. But that doesn't mean the NFL won't still review this matter as it relates to the personal conduct policy, and Cowboys fans know too well how "fair" that process can be.

This is certainly not a story you'd expect to see attached to Tyrone Crawford, who has been a model citizen and leader since entering the league in 2012.

Dallas elected to keep Crawford this season despite solid potential savings. He will count $10.1 million against their 2019 salary cap, which is high for his average production. However, he can play multiple positions and is one of their most experienced players.

Even if Tyrone were to get suspended by the league, it likely wouldn't be more than a one or two-game ban given his record and reputation. It shouldn't change anything about his status with the team.

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