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The most underpaid veteran on the Cowboys

The value he brings to the team deserves more attention

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Dallas Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley is the most underpaid veteran on the team, according to The Ringer

This is a guy who brings mega-value to the 'Boys' roster, even after the Cowboys went out and arguably found his replacement in rookie Ryan Switzer.

Contract: A four-year, $13.6 million contract signed in March 2015 

Average annual value: $3.4 million (51st among WRs) 

2017 salary and bonuses: $3.5 million (46th among WRs) 

Total guaranteed at signing: $5 million (tied for 53rd among WRs)

Beasley led the NFL in wide receiver rating (122.8) in 2016, led all slot receivers in catch rate (78.9), finished fifth in Football Outsiders’ DYAR and DVOA, and ranked 13th in Pro Football Focus’s grading. Among players with at least 50 targets, he converted a higher percentage into first downs than all but one player (his teammate, Terrance Williams). He is also 5-foot-8 and can throw down reverse double-pump dunks.

Beasley, now heading into his fifth season in Dallas, caught 75 passes last year. All told, he's recorded 218 receptions for 2,285 yards and 16 TDs. The 28-year-old from Houston has caught five scores in each of the last two seasons. 

And when you to fight for attention around stars like Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Zeke Elliott and Dak Prescott, he probably has to be one of the harder workers out there. 


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Source: The Ringer · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency