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Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley caught eight passes, but eight wasn’t enough

Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11), tackled by Giants cornerback Eli Apple, bemoans the one that got away.
Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11), tackled by Giants cornerback Eli Apple, bemoans the one that got away. Special to the S-T

Cole Beasley was injured on a 15-yard reception in the waning seconds Sunday. But the fifth-year veteran said the back of his right shoulder will be fine with ice.

“It was just like a contusion, like when you get kneed in the quad,” Beasley said. “It just went dead. I couldn’t lift my arm, so I had to come out. I can’t catch if I can’t lift my damn arm. That’s it. If there was two more plays, if we had a little bit more time, I would have come back in that next play. But time ran out.”

Beasley made eight catches for 65 yards. He was Dak Prescott’s second favorite target to Jason Witten, with Prescott targeting him 12 times.

It was the catch Beasley didn’t make that will haunt him.

The Cowboys had a first down at the New York 10 when Beasley dropped a pass from Prescott on a drag route. It appeared Beasley would have scored. The Cowboys had to settle for a field goal.

“It’s one of those you want back,” Beasley said.

Although the pass was slightly high, Beasley said he should have caught it.

“I touched it; I got to catch it,” Beasley said. “If it touches my hands, I got to get it. That’s definitely one I’ll be thinking about, and I’ll want back. Something I need to work on I guess.”

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