Cole Beasley has become a beloved player for the Dallas Cowboys, partly because of his diminutive stature.
Most 5-foot-8 guys, after all, don’t have the type of success Beasley has had in the NFL. As the Cowboys’ primary slot receiver a year ago, Beasley had 37 catches for 420 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season, and then added seven catches for 101 yards in two postseason games.
Beasley has seen his profile grow because of that, and recently starred in a Tide Pods commercial with a “small but powerful” theme.
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“I had a lot of fun actually,” Beasley said of the commercial. “It was a really long [12-hour] day though, so it starts to turn into work after a while. But it was an interesting experience, something that was new for me, so I definitely had fun doing it.”
Beasley filmed the commercial in the Los Angeles area a few days before training camp began, and particularly enjoyed an enhanced scene in which he chest-bumped a bigger teammate backwards.
“That one was pretty vicious,” Beasley said. “I appreciate those guys. They made me look cool.
“I’ve always said you don’t have to be a really big guy to play this game, you just have to know how to play if you are small – know how to get open, how to avoid big hits and stay healthy and be available. That’s just what I try to focus on.”