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Cole Beasley comes back to the Cowboys

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When undrafted rookie wide receiver Cole Beasley told the Cowboys that he was leaving the team earlier this week, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that they hoped to convince him to come back.

Something they said must have worked, because the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Beasley has had a change of heart and decided to return to the team. He’s expected to take part in the team’s Blue-White scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. The timing is pretty good, since Miles Austin is dealing with another hamstring injury and the Cowboys could use as many healthy bodies as possible at the moment.

There had to be a roster move to accommodate Beasley’s arrival. The Cowboys placed him on the exempt-left squad list when they signed guards Daniel Loper and Derrick Dockery so they needed to lose a player to put Beasley back on the 90-man roster. Linebacker Aston Whiteside drew the short straw.

Beasley drew some comparisons to Wes Welker earlier this offseason — comparisons that he didn’t appreciate — and the Cowboys could use a presence in the slot on offense this season. He’ll be competing with Dwayne Harris, Andre Holmes, Kevin Ogletree and Danny Coale for snaps behind Austin and Dez Bryant, although you have to wonder if he’ll be able to play well enough to overcome losing the hunger to play the game when you haven’t even really started your career.

Jones said that the team is also going to sign wide receiver David Little and an unnamed running back, which will necessitate two more roster moves after the scrimmage.

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11 Responses to “Cole Beasley comes back to the Cowboys”
  1. jerm867 says: Aug 5, 2012 3:06 PM

    Wes Welker is back!

  2. monosylab1k says: Aug 5, 2012 3:19 PM

    geez make up your mind

  3. 4thputt says: Aug 5, 2012 3:19 PM

    The “unnamed running back” is (drum roll, please) . . . Javarris Williams of Tennessee State, drafted in the 7th round by Kansas City in 2009 and also played for Houston.

  4. stevebozeman says: Aug 5, 2012 3:42 PM

    Go Cowboys! Glad he’s back. Young guys sometimes make rash decisions they regret. Good luck to him.

  5. ripster65 says: Aug 5, 2012 3:53 PM

    nice. cowboys are scraping to field a team and it’s only August…

  6. rajbais says: Aug 5, 2012 3:56 PM

    The “Wes Welker Carbon Copy” (he would prefer the “Steve Smith Carbon Copy” because of his apparent long speed) is back!!

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 5, 2012 4:07 PM

    Good to hear. He can make that team. I believed leaving would be a deceiscison he regreted for a long time.

  8. Michael says: Aug 5, 2012 4:19 PM

    Dwight Howard, is it you?

  9. starfan79 says: Aug 5, 2012 4:40 PM

    I bet we watched Curtis Martins HOF induction speech. He said his heart wasn’t in football either when he got drafted, was talked into it and was really happy he did cause it afforded him the opportunity to do the things he wanted to do.

  10. lobzila says: Aug 5, 2012 5:49 PM

    Maybe he saw the prospect of working for a living versus playing Pro Football for a living?
    Must of been a tough choice, Wide receiver for the Cowboys, or you want fries with that.
    I hope he realizes he has been given a chance few ever get and everyone dreams about getting.
    I hope he makes it to the final cut.

  11. beavertonsteve says: Aug 6, 2012 2:04 PM

    I think a few people have connected the dots on this one. He didn’t go to his home to Texas, he rushed out to see someone in California, took less than a day and was ready to come back. I think he might have 99 problems.

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