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Cole Beasley Says Cowboys Front Office Didn't Prioritize Him In The Offense

January 22, 2019 - 3:20 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley expressed his frustation on social media Tuesday with the amount of targets he saw each week, while adding that the Cowboys front office didn't prioritize him in the offense.

In a previous tweet, Beasley said money isn't as important as the way he'd be utilized in his next team's offense.  

This contradicts what Beasley had said in October when he responded to a fan's question on Twitter and said: "I think I should be paid with the best slot wr's in the league."

His comments appeared to eliminate the chances of a return in 2019, but he ended his tweets by expressing that he'd like to be back in Dallas if he got more opportunities. 

"Doesn’t mean I’m gone. I’ll play anywhere where I can make more of an impact. I would love for that to be Dallas or anywhere else that will give me more pops to make an impact. I just wanna ball. It’s hard with 3 to 4 opps a game," he said. 

Beasley had a career-year in 2016 when he caught 75 balls on 98 targets for 833 yards, but followed it up with a disappointing season 2017 (36 catches on 63 targets for 314 yards), before rebounding a little bit in 2018 (65 catches on 87 targets for 672 yards). 

The SMU alum will enter free agency for the second time in his career. He just completed a four-year contract reportedly worth about $14 million, with $7 million guaranteed.

Dallas has a lot of players that are eligible to be paid this offseason including quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, so it remains to be seen whether Beasley will return.