OXNARD, CA (KLTV) - Listed at just 5'8 and 180 pounds, Cole Beasley isn't your prototypical NFL wide receiver. But the Cowboys 2012 undrafted free agent is quickly emerging as a threat in the passing game. Beasley had just under 370 yards receiving last season, but 2014 could be a break-out campaign for the third year receiver.
Beasley won't be winning any fans their fantasy football leagues this season. "My production, I mean I wont be having a 120 catches," Beasley said. "I got Dez Bryant on my team, Jason Witten on my team, so I mean its no going to be like that."
Beasley does though intend to help the Cowboys win a lot of games. "For me, its just catching the ball when they throw it to me and getting first downs," Beasley said.
With 39 catches in 2013, Beasley has earned trust from quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys coaching staff. "You know we used him a lot in third down situations last year," head coach Jason Garrett said. "He was pretty consistent that he was making some kind of play that allowed us to move the chains and keep that possession alive. I think hes he'sting more and more confident as a player."
Bryant added, "Beasley plays big. He can play big and play small. You know Beasley is a rare talent. He has outstanding hands. He can make a change in this offense."
Now beasley is ready for a bigger role, and ready to prove he can run with the NFL's best. "It's always exciting when you get more opportunities to play," Beasley said. "I have been wanting to play in the NFL for a long, long time and I felt like I could be successful when I got here. A lot of people didn't, and that motivates me more than anything."