Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said receiver Cole Beasley came into his office Friday and said “he wasn’t going to play football anymore.”
Garrett said for now, the undrafted receiver out of SMU is still on the team, but the Cowboys are going to make sure he has help before they make a decision about his roster spot.
They played him on the exempt list so that his spot doesn’t count against the roster.
“We have resources in our organization. We try to help our players,” Garrett said. “We just want to evaluate where he is before we make a final determination.”
Garrett said Beasley told him football “wasn’t in his heart at this time.”
Garrett said, “I’ll leave it at that. I don’t want to get into too much more detail on that. We just want to evaluate it. Sometimes for a young player, when you get into training camp, sometimes you don’t feel like you like football when you are going through two-a-day type schedules and all of that. I’ll leave it at that at this point, and we will continue to evaluate the situation.”
Garrett said the decision did surprise him.
-- Carlos Mendez