Just two days after quitting Cowboys camp, pondering whether to play professional football, wide receiver Cole Beasley has experienced a change of heart.
Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Beasley returned to training camp on Sunday and participated in the team’s Blue-White scrimmage. VP Stephen Jones, who reportedly made “deliberate attempts” to convince the rookie wideout to stay, confirmed he’s back in camp.
To make room on the 90-man roster, the Cowboys released linebacker Aston Whiteside.
As previously noted, the 5-foot-8 Beasley was signed as undrafted free agent and turned heads this offseason, drawing (annoying) comparisons to Patriots All-Pro Wes Welker for his sure-hands and shifty ability.
Assuming he sticks and continues to impress, Beasley has a shot to contribute in the slot this season. He’ll compete with the likes of Kevin Ogletree, Danny Coale, and Dwayne Harris for snaps behind starters Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.