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October 16, 2013

Cole Beasley keeps getting called 'quarterback-friendly' by Jason Garrett

Cole Beasley is getting a high compliment in the Romo-friendly world of the Cowboys.

“He’s quarterback-friendly,” coach Jason Garrett said.

The 5-foot-8 undrafted receiver out of SMU led the Cowboys in receiving yards last week against the Redskins. He had 44 yards on four catches, two for first downs. Two weeks ago, he scored his first career touchdown.

“We’ve thrown the ball to him, and he consistently makes plays,” Garrett said. “He wins his matchups, and he gives the quarterback a place to throw. Again, he is quarterback friendly. He’s done a nice job in scramble-type situations finding a place to throw the football for the quarterback.”

Beasley caught 15 passes as a rookie last season. He has 12 catches this year and appears on his way for more work, despite a foot injury in preseason and being inactive the first two games.

Garrett said quickness is the key for Beasley, the smallest player on the field.

“He can separate away from guys, and he has a good feel for setting guys up and the number of steps he needs to take, and if he needs to take an extra step or come out of it quicker,” Garrett said. “Again, I keep using this, but he’s quarterback-friendly. Quarterbacks like to throw the ball to him.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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