Dak Prescott Refutes Cole Beasley's Claims

Beasley claimed that the Cowboys' front office dictates which players get the ball on offense, but that, Prescott says, is not the case

The DA Show
January 31, 2019 - 11:07 am

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Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, made headlines last week after saying that the front office determines who gets the ball on offense.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott refuted that claim Thursday on CBS Sports Radio.

“It’s probably a little bit of frustration, but it is what it is,” Prescott said on The DA Show. “I’ve always said this: I’d much rather (have) a receiver who gripes about not getting the ball than a guy who’s not going to you saying, ‘Hey, I’m open.’ I want guys on my team that want the ball, that think they’re open, that are running to win each and every time – and Cole is just one of those guys. He wants just as many touches and just as many targets as Zeke and Amari and those guys get.”

Beasley, 29, had 65 catches for 672 yards and three touchdowns this season.

“He’s a hell of a player,” Prescott said. “I’ll take that. I understand the frustration. It is what it is. Me and Cole have had an amazing relationship and have had that since Day One of being a Cowboy. So I’ll leave that to social media.”

Amari Cooper, meanwhile, completely changed Dallas’ offense following a midseason trade with the Raiders.

“It opened it up,” Prescott said of the Cooper deal. “Simple as that. He’s a true No. 1 receiver. He’s a great receiver.”

Cooper caught 53 balls for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine regular-season games for the Cowboys. He added 13 catches for 171 yards and a score in playoff games against the Seahawks and Rams.

“His quick-twitch – his ability to stop and go – is unmatched,” Prescott said. “It’s second to none. When you have that and you have a player that cares about the game, that approaches the game, that studies the film, that studies his opponents, their tendencies – I think we’d make that trade over and over and over and over again. We’re very fortunate. We won in that one."