Well, I guess in America everyone gets a second chance to make a first impression. Cole Beasley received plenty of accolades throughout the Dallas Cowboys offseason. During the OTA's and minicamps, the diminutive receiver made grab after grab and forced his way into the thought processes of WR coach Jimmy Robinson, coordinator Bill Callahan and head coach Jason Garrett.
At only 5'8" and 174 lbs, the chances are long that a player can withstand the physical pounding that is an NFL season. So while he made play after play, many wondered if he would be able to stand up to the rigors of training camp once the pads came on. After three days of camp, the answer appeared to be no.
Cole Beasley walked away from football midweek, telling Garrett that his heart wasn't into playing football. The Cowboys brass tried to convince him to stay, iterating his chances of making the club. This all despite him looking lost and incapable of contributing on special teams which is normally a must for backup receivers.
Well, Beasley did an about face today and is returning to Cowboys camp. How will his teammates receive him? Word is that he will suit up for today's Blue-White Scrimmage and that his inclusion means that a player will have to be released in order to make room for the indecisive one. You can bet that guy isn't happy at Beasley's return.
There used to be a time when a player who quit on his team would not be welcomed back, but this is a different world, this NFL.