Dallas Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley is now working out of a "new role" for his team.
247 Sports argues that rather than a typical chain-mover, Beasley is now being utilized by the Cowboys as a red zone threat.
Beasley was the favorite target of quarterbackin 2016, but a healthy combined with strong play by both and Terrance Williams -- not to mention tight end playing at a high(er) level -- has combined with the extra coverage on the 5-foot-8 slot phenom to make getting him the ball a challenge. This is creating a role change as the season ages, whit Beasley now becoming a red zone threat more than a marker-mover.
To that point, he's only one touchdown away from his career-high of five and there's still eight games left to play. Contrarily, this is the first season in four years he's averaged less than 10 yards per catch, and the lowest of his career by an entire yard (7.5).
The undrafted receiver hauled in a career-high 75 catches last season. Dallas plays on the road at Atlanta this Sunday.