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Undrafted rookie Cole Beasley quits on the Cowboys

Morris Claiborne, Cole Beasley AP

Although he joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, wide receiver Cole Beasley was considered a good bet to make the 53-man roster. But now it appears that Beasley will not play professional football at all.

Beasley informed the team today that he is leaving for personal reasons, possibly even a decision to quit football entirely, according to DallasCowboys.com.

The Cowboys are trying to convince Beasley to come back, but so far they’ve had no luck. Asked about it today, Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said, “it’s too early right now, we’re still working on that.”

The 5-foot-8, 182-pound Beasley has been compared to Wes Welker, although Beasley said last month that he doesn’t like that comparison because he thinks he’s faster than Welker. It’s probably safe to say no one will be comparing Beasley to Welker again.

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26 Responses to “Undrafted rookie Cole Beasley quits on the Cowboys”
  1. hulkhogansays says: Aug 3, 2012 8:25 PM

    A total reflection on this generation of young adults in this country. When the going gets tough, quit. Or get in trouble but don’t take responsibility for your actions. Sad indeed brother.

  2. polarbear71 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:28 PM

    He’s short, white and a WR…..”hey,do know who you remind me of”.

  3. jwreck says: Aug 3, 2012 8:38 PM

    There goes the Cowboys shot at the Super Bowl

  4. uspoika says: Aug 3, 2012 8:39 PM

    youll never see a black receiver compared to wes welker. jordy nelson is one of the best receivers in the game, ill bet hes never been compared to any black receiver, ever.

  5. thegreatestofalltimes says: Aug 3, 2012 8:43 PM

    If the organization is trying to make an effort to get an undrafted, unproven rookie back into camp, it makes me wonder what caused all of this.

    Detective mode: On.
    Doritos: Ready.

    This is not quite popcorn-level worthy yet.

  6. thesmartest1 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:44 PM

    Nothing to see here, a kid made a choice. Happens all the time. And there will be consequences. Welcome to life.

  7. timb12 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    I’m sure he would have preferred comparisons to Randy Moss.

  8. Stiller43 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    Small and white? Gotta be wes welker…

    On a side note, how long until he joins the concussion lawsuits?

  9. unbiased8383 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:47 PM

    Cole. Go back there. Don’t leave like this you’ll regret it forever. Football is too fun and real jobs suck. You’re young just enjoy this while you still can. Little elm class 2000.

  10. moerawn says: Aug 3, 2012 8:50 PM

    I drafted a guy last year who quit to be a preacher. That’s OK with me, but…

  11. olewize1 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:52 PM

    hulkhogan… how do u know he doesnt have an ilness or something dramatic happen in his life..maybe a calling to christ.. dont jump to conclusions..

  12. pftcensorssuck says: Aug 3, 2012 8:53 PM

    Beasley said last month that he doesn’t like that comparison because he thinks he’s faster than Welker

    Faster at quitting, maybe.

  13. jimmylions says: Aug 3, 2012 8:53 PM

    The guy is walking away from what was probablyhis life-long dream. My guess is the “personal reasons” involve family, and are very important.

  14. croghan1919 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:54 PM

    So his hearts not in it. Maybe his hearts into returning to school to become a surgeon. No report says anything but “for personal reasons”.
    He’s young and motivated.
    To call him quitter is just wrong.

  15. rexryansfork says: Aug 3, 2012 8:55 PM

    hulkhogansays says:
    Aug 3, 2012 8:25 PM
    A total reflection on this generation of young adults in this country. When the going gets tough, quit. Or get in trouble but don’t take responsibility for your actions. Sad indeed brother.

    ——————————

    I think I can speak for everyone when I say… Just. Shut. Up.

    Maybe being 5’8″ has him scared about safety. Maybe he has a big family issue going on right now that you have no idea about. Maybe he’s leaving for religious reasons like a lot of other players have done. Or maybe, just like anyone else in a job they’re unhappy with, he decided to leave it and move onto something more enjoyable and fulfilling to him.

    But yeah, you’re probably right, he’s done with football because all young adults are quitters on everything. Now please just crawl back into your hole and stay quiet.

  16. binkystevens says: Aug 3, 2012 8:56 PM

    I don’t know – Welker quit in the superbowl…these guys have a lot in common

  17. jacobslatter says: Aug 3, 2012 8:58 PM

    If you crush cole long & hard enough it becomes a diamond.

  18. trojanwarrior007 says: Aug 3, 2012 8:58 PM

    maybe he won the lottery and doesn’t need the money.

  19. wayupsouth says: Aug 3, 2012 9:00 PM

    Dang. I don’t even like the Cowboys, but y’all are rough. So maybe the dude decided there’s more to life than football? Maybe he’s decided being in a wheelchair at 45 suckin’ his dinner through a straw and wondering what his name is ain’t worth it? Maybe he sees that the NFL is positioning itself legally to not have to give a rip about this guy when he can’t function anymore? Can anybody blame him?

  20. larrybrown43 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:02 PM

    It’s not about the going getting tough. I don’t know why someone who make that judgment. Not everyone has the same desires even if that is play pro ball.

    Some will be persuaded by money or fame. I think this young man showed courage to follow a different calling/passion.

  21. danfoutsbeard619 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:02 PM

    Well said polarbear71, the Wes Welker comparison is thrown around so easily. Last season the Chargers wasted a roster spot on Bryan Walters cause he was compared to Welker,he did show some of it during the preseason, and the Chargers cut Welker originally as an UFA. They kept Walters instead of Laurent Robinson only to cut him after he flamed out. We saw what Robinson did with the Cowboys(usually against the 3rd CB since Austin and Bryant are the 1 & 2 options). The Chargers could of used him when Malcolm Floyd was injured, I hope no teams make the same mistake of keeping a crappy receiver just cause hes fast,short, and white in hopes of finding the next Wes Welker

  22. swaynesworld says: Aug 3, 2012 9:03 PM

    hulkhogansays says:
    Aug 3, 2012 8:25 PM
    A total reflection on this generation of young adults in this
    country. When the going gets tough, quit. Or get in trouble but
    don’t take responsibility for your actions. Sad indeed brother.

     Hmm hulk that’s an interesting take, blame it on the son for the father’s lack of character. This is more like a reflection on the poor parenting, fathering & disregard for culpability that exists in “hulk’s world of manhood”! On second thought the real man here is Cole Beasley for respecting the game enough to walk away when his heart wasn’t in it.

     

  23. mattman56 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:29 PM

    I am 5’10 if they are looking for someone. I will sit on the bench for league minimum any day!

  24. realitypolice says: Aug 4, 2012 10:42 AM

    I think it’s funny for people on here to have strong opinions about what this kid is doing while having absolutely no clue whatsoever why he is doing it.

  25. daknight93 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:47 AM

    @hulkhogansays
    It’s sad how so many fans are so quick to assume and judge without knowing details or facts why this guy decided to quit football…He could’ve had a tragedy in his family, maybe he spoke to a former nfl player with symptoms after football..or decided to seek another line of work……I know that hulkhogansays is a pure idiot for judging someone he doesn’t know on a personal level..that’s a cold hard fact brother

  26. beavertonsteve says: Aug 4, 2012 11:48 AM

    This is just weird. Beasley basically grew up in Dallas, played college football in Dallas, got a chance to play for the Cowboys and now he’s done?

    His Twitter feed was all positive too. No hint of this coming.

    I watched a lot of his games in college and he certainly showed NFL ability. SMU hasn’t been able to land the 6’3″ WRs in Texas recruiting against the Big 12 schools, but they’ve been producing some pretty good small quick guys for the last few years (look at Emmanuel Sanders).

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