Cowboys WR Cole Beasley looks to expand route tree

Normally, it's business as usual for veteran receiver Cole Beasley, but one rep last week got him a little extra pumped.

Starting safety Byron Jones gave Beasley a shove off the line. Beasley responded by breaking free and beating Jones to the outside. Dak Prescott put a nice back-shoulder ball over the top of Jones and Beasley allowed his athleticism to do the rest, leaping to make the grab.

"I've been trying to expand my route tree for a long time," Beasley said. "That stuff is only going to help the stuff that I'm good at. Any time we can get stuff like that going and any routes like that, more down the field, more vertical, that's only going to help my game underneath. That stuff is big for just setting up other things that I do."

His increased work on the outside and expanded route tree could also help the Cowboys find more situations to get rookie Ryan Switzer on the field with Beasley.

Fantasy Impact: 

The 5-8, 180-pound Beasley was targeted a team-high 98 times last season, finishing with a career-high 75 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns. The story added Beasley continues to win one-on-one battles in camp.

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