The Dallas Cowboys signed Cole Beasley to a four-year contract extension back in March of 2015, meaning he has one year remaining on his current contract. 2018 could possibly be the last time we see him in a Cowboys uniform, but should the organization consider extending his contract once again?
Deciding whether or not to keep Cole Beasley around after the 2018 season isn’t going to be an easy decision to make. Beasley just turned 29 in April, which means he will be 30 years old when the 2019 season kicks off. That’s considered old by NFL standards, which could have an impact on the decision one way or another.
Old age catches up to all us whether we like it or not. 30 years old isn’t considered old outside of professional sports, but it is an age where players start to break down physically. We haven’t seen any of that from Cole Beasley yet, but there is a risk of it happening, which has to be taken into account when considering a contract extension.
On the flipside, Beasley’s age could actually be a positive. He is not likely to receive a “big-money” contract offer on the open market, which could help him remain in Dallas. He may prefer to finish out his career with the Cowboys and give them a bit of a discount.
Of course, this is all speculation at this point, but that’s all we really have to go one right now. He still has to perform on the field in 2018 to even be considered as a possibility to receive a contract extension. He’s not the only Cowboys player currently on the roster who deserves a long-term deal. In fact, he could be at the bottom of the pecking order.
DeMarcus Lawrence and Dak Prescott are probably first in line for a contract extension, followed closely by David Irving (if he can get his act together). Beasley isn’t the same kind of impact playmaker as them, but is still important to the team nonetheless.
When it comes to making the offense more “Dak-friendly”, no one does a better job of that then the diminutive (5’8″, 180) WR, Cole Beasley. We all know he’s not the biggest receiver on the team, but he probably is the most efficient as a route runner and as a pass catcher, especially on third down.
I don’t know where you stand, but I would be on board with the Dallas Cowboys offering Beasley a two or three-year contract extension. I personally believe he still has value to the offense moving forward, especially since the WR position is being revamped.
For me, there is just too much unknown about the WR position moving forward. Allen Hurns is only here for a couple years, and behind him is a lot of young/unknown talent. Maybe Noah Brown, Michael Gallup, and possibly Cedrick Wilson are future starters, but I think the Cowboys need a reliable player for a few more years while all of this gets worked out.