Cole Beasley is going to be nervous waiting for 3 o’clock Saturday, when the final cuts are due and the Cowboys announce the 53-man roster.
Just like he was last year.
He remembers the feeling.
“Nothing you can do,” he said. “You just wait. You just hope for the best. It’s real nerve-wracking. I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Beasley thinks he had a better preseason last year when he made the team as an undrafted rookie out of SMU. He’s not as sure about this year because he missed two preseason games with an injury.
“I’m still a little behind condition-wise and stuff,” he said after Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Texans, in which he caught two passes for 30 yards. “I wish I didn’t have an injury so I could have played in the other two games to show a little bit more. Hopefully, I did enough to make it and at least get another opportunity just to get better and keep improving and come back and try to get a role somehow.”
Beasley hurt his foot in the second preseason game, on Aug. 9, and returned to practice this week. He said the lack of practice makes a difference.
“I’ve had one practice in three weeks,” he said. “I know I can be better than I was tonight. So hopefully, I think 10 days will be fine. Just practicing more with the team and being out there will help me a lot.”
But first things first. Beasley will wait to hear if he has made the team. Just like he waited last year.
“It’s about the same. It’s pretty much the same,” he said of the feeling this year versus last year. “If you’re not an established guy like Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Miles, people like that, you’re never in the clear. It’s still the same for me.”
-- Carlos Mendez