Over the course of this past offseason, Cole Beasley became the most-tenured receiver on the Dallas Cowboys. Time tends to fly like that.
We’ve seen the Cowboys working Beasley all over the place throughout training camp; his days of living exclusively in the slot appear to be over. The future is exciting to consider, but Beasley’s future in Dallas has been something of a discussion for some time considering 2018 is a contract year for him.
Some thought that the writing was on the wall for him a year ago when the Cowboys drafted Ryan Switzer as an apparent replacement for what he offers. Considering Switzer was traded away this offseason and that what Beasley offers has seemingly been expanded, the variables have changed somewhat.
On the latest episode of the mothership’s “The Break”, Nick Eatman offered what may have been a tease at Beasley's future.
Dave Helman: Nick, I’ll throw it to you. The next player to sign a long-term deal for the Dallas Cowboys.
Nick Eatman: Cole Beasley.
Helman: Oh yea?
Eatman: Yea I would say Cole Beasley. It’s a contract year, I could see them maybe extending him a little bit. I don’t know if that’s a long-term deal.
Helman: Multiple years. We’ll say multiple years.
Eatman: I’m going to say Cole Beasley, before the DeMarcus Lawrence one, and I don’t know. Maybe it happens at camp. But I don’t think it’s anything that’s breaking the bank or anything like that.
Helman would go on to say that it sounded like Eatman was being “kind of scoop-y” to which the discussion got somewhat jovial. Derek Eagleton added that maybe he was more implying than anything to which Eatman somewhat agreed.
This isn’t the first drop that Cowboys staffer Nick Eatman has had lately. Just last week he used some heavy words on the Earl Thomas front, an extension for Beasley wouldn’t have that same level of impact but it’s definitely interesting.
Beasley signed his current contract with the Cowboys in the offseason of 2015 and as noted this is a contract year for him. He’s a Dallas native having gone to high school at Little Elm and college at SMU. He’ll turn 30 next offseason, it would certainly be great to lock him in with the Cowboys for the immediate future considering the turnover the position has undergone so rapidly.
We’re officially on Beasley contract extension watch. Do you think it happens?