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Why Cole Beasley thinks Amari Cooper helps all of the Dallas Cowboys receivers

Cole Beasley was targeted a team-high eight times against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 21. He led the Dallas Cowboys’ with seven receptions and was Dak Prescott’s top target.

A few days after that game, however, Dallas traded for Amari Cooper and things have changed. Cooper quickly became Prescott’s top target, getting 18 of 63 of Prescott’s pass attempts in the past two games.

Beasley has seven catches on nine targets in the two games since Cooper arrived, but he expects the offense to continue to expand as Cooper becomes fully meshed in the scheme. Beasley, for example, didn’t move around as much on the line scrimmage in Cooper’s first game. Cooper was the one moving. Beasley moved a little more against the Eagles, he said, and it helped him get open.

“It depends on what we do offensively,” said Beasley, who still leads the team with 40 catches (on 52 targets) and 403 yards. “That definitely helps. But any time you’ve got a new guy, you’re trying to figure out what you’re doing. They moved me around a lot more last game and that’s why it was better, so we’re getting there. We’re about to be [even] better. I think we’re going to keep getting better and better each week as long as we just do our part on the field. I think schematically the game plan is getting better.”



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