Many people have wondered which receiver will step up for Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys this year now that Jason Witten and Dez Bryant are no longer on the roster.

According to Prescott himself, that’s an easy question to answer.

It’s Cole Beasley,” Prescott said in an appearance on NFL Network, per Jon Machota of Sports Day. “He can stretch the defense, so it’s about moving him around, making the defense respect that he can beat you over the top. Once we open that up, he’s hard to cover underneath. That’s his game.”

Huh.



So far in his career, Beasley has been a reliable slot receiver who has acted as a complementary player, rather than a go-to guy. In 87 career games, he’s hauled in 254 passes for 2,599 yards and 20 touchdowns — decent production but nothing that screams “The guy” at you.

Dallas’ offense, and Prescott in particular, has struggled mightily so far during training camp. It’s going to be fascinating to see if Prescott can start to mesh with his new group of receivers before the regular season opens up.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.