Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley recently joined 103.3-FM ESPN’s “Dennis and Cowlishaw” to talk all things football. Here are some highlights:
What was your reaction when they drafted Ryan Switzer, a Cole Beasley-wannabe type?
Beasley: You know, a lot of people may not believe this, but I was actually really excited – more for the slot position itself than just with our situation just because there’s been guys like me and, previously, [Wes] Welker – none of us got drafted. They weren’t drafting little, short, white guys at receiver.
So, part of my goal is to progress the slot position. Slot guys don’t get paid as much as outside guys. There’s no reason an outside receiver should get paid more than a slot receiver when the production is the same.
Not saying that my production is the same as a Dez Bryant or an Odell [Beckham Jr.]. I’m not saying it couldn’t be, either. But Welker led the league in receiving for a few years, had over 120 catches sometimes, and over 1,300 yards and got paid $6 million a year while an outside guy’s getting $15.
And [Julian] Edelman is still doing it up there in New Engalnd.
Beasley: Right. And it just makes no sense whatsoever. I’m just exciting to see the league kind of progressing in that direction. The slot guys are making more of an impact, and I’m glad that we were the ones that actually are kind of moving it along.
Did his third-down connection with Dak Prescott develop right away?
Beasley: I had no idea what to expect, no expectations [when Prescott took over], just because the fact we barely had any snaps together until Tony would take a day off in camp or something….
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