Beasley was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Beasley didn't appear on the Cowboys' first injury report of the week, so it looks like he may have tweaked his ankle at some point during Wednesday or Thursday's practice session. The wideout's activity Friday should provide more insight on his health heading into the Week 3 matchup with the Seahawks. Beasley has been quarterback Dak Prescott's go-to option this season with a team-high 11 targets, but he's only produced nine receptions for 86 yards and no touchdowns through two games.
Beasley nabbed two of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants. Following a 64-yard early touchdown to Tavon Austin, Dallas failed to top 100 passing yards for the rest of the game. Despite not getting much action on primetime, Beasley still leads the team in targets, catches and yards. That loses some of its luster when you consider that Dallas' passing offense ranks 31st in the league. A tough matchup awaits against a Seattle defense that ranks 10th in opponent passer rating.
Beasley caught seven of eight targets for 73 yards during Sunday's 16-8 loss to the Panthers. On a day when Dak Prescott struggled to generate much through the air, Beasley served as a reliable option underneath and accounted for nearly half his team's receiving yardage. He generated several first downs on the day as he brought in his highest number of receptions since Week 2 of the 2016 season. Beasley appears to be one of the only pass catchers on the same page as Prescott and should be leaned upon to produce again next week against the Giants.
Beasley caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-3 preseason loss to the Cardinals. Beasley's meager output was good enough to lead Dallas in first-half receiving yards, as the entire offense sputtered with quarterback Dak Prescott getting the night off. With few established receiving options around him, the veteran slot receiver is primed to earn a decent share of targets in the regular season.
Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports. Beasley hasn't practiced since the injury was first reported on the day of the Cowboys' preseason opener. He still has plenty of time to gear up for Week 1, even if he doesn't make it back for the third game of the preseason Sunday in Arizona. The 29-year-old figures to retain his role as the regular slot man in three-receiver formations.
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|16||12/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||28.00|
|17||12/30||@New York Giants||6||16.00|
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