Beasley with the Dallas Cowboys in 2016
|Date of birth:April 26, 1989|
|Place of birth: Houston, Texas|
|College: Southern Methodist|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 2012– 2018)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Second-Team All-C-USA (2010)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Cole Dickson Beasley (born April 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.
- 1 High School
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Music career
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Beasley attended Little Elm High School, where he was an option quarterback, leading the Lobos to the Texas UIL-4A playoffs in consecutive years. He was a district co-MVP, posting 1,184 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1,570 passing yards, and 12 touchdowns. He was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Beasley accepted a scholarship from Southern Methodist University, where he was converted into a wide receiver, playing in 11 games with 7 starts as a freshman, while finishing third on the team with 42 receptions for 366 yards and three touchdowns.
As a sophomore, he started seven games, making 40 receptions (fourth on the team), 493 yards and three touchdowns. SMU would win the 2009 Hawaii Bowl marking the first bowl invite since the so-called death penalty.
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2012 season: Rookie year
Beasley went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft because of his size and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. He left abruptly during training camp, stating he was dealing with "personal stuff", and even considered retiring from professional football. He went on to have a sudden change of heart, returning and making the final 53-man roster. In 10 games of his rookie year, he made 15 receptions for 128 receiving yards.
Beasley found ways to be productive while being surrounded by a solid corps of wide receivers, having the highest completion percentage of any receiver in the NFL with more than 10 targets. He was targeted by quarterback Tony Romo on third down, especially in spread formations. Much of this became attributed to Beasley's very good route running. He posted 39 receptions for 368 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He also returned 10 punts for 68 yards, along with one kickoff for 11 yards.
Beasley posted 37 receptions (fourth on the team), 420 yards (fourth on the team) and four touchdowns. He averaged nearly 50 yards per game during the final six contests of the season. In the Wild Card playoff win against the Detroit Lions, he made four catches – three for first downs- for 63 yards and recovered a critical Romo fumble.
On March 3, the Cowboys signed Beasley for an additional four years, with a total contract value of $13.6 million. With leading receiver Dez Bryant injured for most of the season, he finished with 52 receptions (tied for second on the team) for 537 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns (led the team), while playing with four different starting quarterbacks with varying degrees of knowledge of the team's offense.
At the beginning of the year he was used to fill in as a punt returner, due to his ball security ability. He was eventually replaced by rookie Lucky Whitehead after having poor return averages and a critical muffed punt in a loss against the New York Giants.
In the 2017 season, Beasley finished with 36 receptions for 314 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.
Beasley started the 2018 season with seven receptions for 73 yards in a 16–8 loss to the Carolina Panthers. In Week 6, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he had nine receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the 40–7 victory. Overall, he finished with 65 receptions for 672 yards and three touchdowns in the 2018 season. The Cowboys won the NFC East and earned the #4-seed in the NFC Playoffs. In the Wild Card Round against the Seattle Seahawks, Beasley had three receptions for 28 yards in the 24–22 victory. In the Divisional Round against the Los Angeles Rams, he had one reception for 15 yards in the 30–22 loss.
- "Cole Beasley Pro-Football-Reference Profile". rbref.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Ten years ago, a Little Elm QB named Cole Beasley was running defenses ragged" (in en). October 9, 2017. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/high-schools/2017/10/09/ten-years-ago-little-elm-qb-named-cole-beasley-running-defenses-ragged.
- "A Bond Beyond the Game: Little Elm High School's Mike and Cole Beasley". Yahoo. October 15, 2007. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140727093228/http://voices.yahoo.com/a-bond-beyond-game-little-elm-high-schools-mike-606858.html?cat=14.
- "Cole Beasley". Rivals.yahoo.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/smu/football/recruiting/player-Cole-Beasley-64631. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "SMUMUSTANGS.COM – Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site – Football". Smumustangs.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141011022416/http://www.smumustangs.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/beasley_cole00.html. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Cole Beasley 2008 Game Log" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cole-beasley-1/gamelog/2008.
- "2008 SMU Mustangs Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-methodist/2008.html.
- "SMU Death Penalty, Pony Express Profiled On ESPN 30 for 30's 'Pony Excess'". AOL. December 11, 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110615064109/http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/11/smu-death-penalty-profiled-on-espns-pony-excess. Retrieved September 24, 2014. "They didn't make a bowl game until 2009, when they won the Hawaii Bowl against Nevada, 45–10."
- "2009 SMU Mustangs Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-methodist/2009.html.
- "Cole Beasley 2009 Game Log" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cole-beasley-1/gamelog/2009.
- "2010 SMU Mustangs Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-methodist/2010.html.
- "Cole Beasley 2010 Game Log" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cole-beasley-1/gamelog/2010.
- "2011 SMU Mustangs Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-methodist/2011.html.
- "Cole Beasley 2011 Game Log" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cole-beasley-1/gamelog/2011.
- "Cole Beasley | Southern Methodist, WR : 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=81896&draftyear=2012&genpos=WR.
- "Why Cowboys WR Cole Beasley is primed to bounce back in 2018" (in en). July 17, 2018. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2018/07/17/cowboys-wr-cole-beasley-primed-bounce-back-2018.
- "Beasley Competing For Permanent Cowboys Spot « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth". Dfw.cbslocal.com. August 8, 2012. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/08/beasley-ready-to-play-for-a-permanent-spot-with-cowboys/. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Cole Beasley 2012 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Focus On: Cole Beasley". Wfaa.com. December 3, 2013. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131211153715/http://www.wfaa.com/sports/Focus-On-Cole-Beasley-234331471.html. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley delivering in big situations". Dallas Cowboys Blog. December 2, 2013. http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/dallas-cowboys-wr-cole-beasley-delivering-in-big-situations.html/. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley shines again – ESPN Dallas". ESPN.com. November 29, 2013. http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4720462/cole-beasley-shines-again. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- "Cole Beasley 2013 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Cole Beasley 2014 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Wild Card – Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys – January 4th, 2015" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201501040dal.htm.
- "Cole Beasley 2015 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Cole Beasley 2016 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Cole Beasley Advanced Stats and Metrics Profile: Catch Rate". PlayerProfiler.com. http://www.playerprofiler.com/nfl/cole-beasley.
- "Cole Beasley 2017 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cowboys 16–8". https://www.wrdw.com/content/sports/Newton-defense-lead-Panthers-past-Cowboys-16-8-492818881.html.
- "Cowboys' Cole Beasley: Scores two touchdowns in win over Jags" (in en). https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/cowboys-cole-beasley-scores-two-touchdowns-in-win-over-jags/.
- "Cole Beasley 2018 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BeasCo00.htm.
- "2018 Dallas Cowboys Statistics & Players" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal/2018.htm.
- "Wild Card – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – January 5th, 2019" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201901050dal.htm.
- "Divisional Round – Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams – January 12th, 2019" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201901120ram.htm.
- "Bills signing wideout Cole Beasley". March 12, 2019. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/12/bills-signing-wideout-cole-beasley/.
- Brown, Chris (March 13, 2019). "Offense dominates Bills initial wave of 2019 free agent additions". BuffaloBills.com. https://www.buffalobills.com/news/offense-dominates-bills-initial-wave-of-2019-free-agent-additions.
- "Cole Beasley Drops First Single “80 Stings”" (in en). http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000905117/article/cole-beasley-drops-first-single-80-stings.