IRVING, Texas - Cole Beasley looks less impressive in person than he does in real life. The Dallas Cowboys depth chart lists the second-year wide receiver from SMU as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds. Call bull stuff on that - go with 5-foot-4, 135.
What we do not know for sure is whether he is actually in the eighth grade. What we do know for sure is that he's a little white dude who catches football passes on the football field. He has 12 catches for 114 yards with one touchdown this season. He has little, slot/gnat written all over him.
He is white. He is short. He is a wide receiver. He must be Wes Welker.
How often are you confused for Danny Amendola or Wes Welker? All the time.
Are they your role models: I watched more Welker growing up. I guess because he had more success.
Why are less-tall white wide receivers compared only to less-tall white wide receivers: That's what I meant when I got to the Cowboys that I said I was better than Wes Welker and all that bull; it doesn't matter because you compare every short receiver to every short receiver. I could play like Steve Smith and they would say I'm Wes Welker.
Are you closer to Wes or Steve: Wes Welker. There are some people that are compared to him that aren't. But because they are undersized they get that comparison. It's the easiest thing to do.
Wendy's: No, not Wendy's. The Ranch Steakhouse. A huge ribeye with mac 'n' cheese.
Where is your happy place: I would say on a football field, but probably a basketball court. When it's not football season I'm playing basketball.
Because you're short and white do they think you can't play: They know me now but at first when I would go to the places where I'd play I'm sure they thought that.
Have you played basketball with Tony Romo: No.
He's good: I've heard he's good.
Lakers fan then? A fan of his so I'm a fan of his. If I had to pick any team it's the Rockets because I'm from Humble, Texas.
When people meet you are they surprised you are an NFL player: Well, I don't just go up to people and say I play for the Cowboys.
Well, no, but when they learn that: Sure. They are surprised because I'm so small. If I told a random person they would think it's BS. I've been looked down on like that since I was in high school. Like my best buddies would say, 'I can't believe you're the football player and I'm way bigger than you.'
Ever cried during a movie: Oh yeah. I love movies.
Which movie: Oh, I don't know.
It's OK - no one is going to read this: Really, I don't know but a bunch. I love movies.
Rambo or The Terminator: No.
The Departed: No, man. Great Gatsby - that was so sad.
Favorite movie: White Men Can't Jump. Just because I can relate.
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