Beasley won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, NFL Network's Alex Flanagan reports.
The Cowboys are simply resting their key offensive players, so Beasley's absence is not a concern. However, with Ryan Switzer (hamstring) not expected to play, it's unclear who will operate as the primary punt returner Saturday.
Beasley was sidelined for the entirety of Dallas' offseason program due to a lingering hamstring issue, but the agile wideout has since recovered from that injury. As a result, Beasley will be able to take on a full workload to start practices, providing quarterback Dak Prescott with a trusted security blanket on underneath routes as the duo begins their second camp together.
Beasley continues to deal with a hamstring issue that has bothered him since Week 10 of the 2016 season, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. "I wouldn't say it's soreness. It tightens up when I overextend," Beasley said Wednesday. "As far as running routes, it doesn't bother me at all. It's really after I catch the ball and try to open up is where I feel it. It doesn't hurt. There is nothing surgery can do for it. They say they've had guys with an injury like this before and it's nagged them for a long time and it just went away. So it's kind of like a waiting game. If it doesn't go away, I can play through it."
Assuming his contention is correct, Beasley is still feeling the after-effects more than seven months removed from the initial hamstring injury. Prior to the event, he gathered in 43 of 52 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns in eight games. His efficiency tailed off over the next nine contests, though, as he recorded 36 catches (on 52 targets) for 379 yards and just one touchdown. Although Beasley doesn't seem too worried about the issue lingering into the season, his output could very well take a hit this fall after he led the Cowboys in receptions, targets and receiving yards in 2016.
Beasley has not participated in OTAs this week due to a hamstring injury, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Beasley's long-term health won't be risked by the Cowboys during OTAs, so he may stick to the sidelines until next week if the issue clears up. Beasley's 75 catches in 2016 were by far a career high, so he'll look to get back in sync with second-year quarterback Dak Prescott upon his return to the practice field.
He heads into the playoffs having set new career highs in catches (75), targets (98) and yards (833), as Beasley quickly established a rapport with quarterback Dak Prescott and became the
|P4||8/31/17||@ HOU||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
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