America’s team’s QB, Dak Prescott, is having a pretty bad start to the season, as is his receiving core is a well. So who is the problem in the Big D?
Cole Beasley is here to defend the receivers room.
Beasley defended his teammates.
While backing the receivers, who have been one of the many punching bags in Dallas this year, Beasley also attempted to shield Prescott from shouldering all the blame.
“There are lot of things that keep the ball from getting to a receiver. A lot of variables,” he said. “You can’t just point at one unit, ever. Unless we were on tape not getting open, then you could say that. But until then, if you just look at stats, of course, people are going to say that we’re not good or horrible. If you look at the opportunities you’d know better.”
According to Next Gen Stats, Beasley is averaging 2.8 yards per separation on his 16 targets this season, exactly the median among receivers with at least five targets (for some comparison, Ex-Cowboy Ryan Switzer, now with Pittsburgh, is averaging 3.4). Deonte Thompson averages 2.1 yards of separation, Allen Hurns 2.5, Tavon Austin 3.9, and Michael Gallup 1.8.
One source of frustration for the Cowboys’ receiver room is the lack of opportunities.
“Any receiver is frustrated when you get the ball three times. But any playmaker wants the ball and if they say they don’t they’re lying,” Beasley said. “Nobody is down in the dumps or anything. In our room, we get satisfaction out of getting separation whether the ball comes our way or not.”
Beasley leads the Cowboys with 12 receptions on 16 targets for 132 yards through three games. Dak is the problem, but the other issue is they are not giving Zeke enough carries.
Sounds like Dak Prescott's wide receivers are realizing their QB isn't very good. https://t.co/hCjyMGvacZ
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 28, 2018
Jason Garrett needs to go.