Does Cowboys WR Cole Beasley want to play for the Packers?

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Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley had an interesting exchange with former Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver on Twitter Tuesday that could lead to speculation that the former SMU Mustang would be better suited playing with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

After a series of tweets that began with Beasley stating the Cowboys front office had more input on the offensive game plan than ex-offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, the Super Bowl XLV champion asked Beasley if he was trying to angle himself to play in Green Bay.

The former undrafted free agent from 2012’s best season was in 2016 when he caught 75 passes for 883 yards and five touchdowns. In 2018, Beasley was only 11 targets shy of his career-high 98 set in 2016, but his yards per reception were 10.3, tied for the third-highest in his career. Playing with one of the top-5 quarterbacks in the game and in new head coach Matt LaFleur’s system might finally utilize his talents and push him over the 1,000-yard receiving threshold.

Beasley’s contract is up in the 2019 off-season. The Cowboys have until March 13 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time to negotiate a new deal with the 29-year-old. After that, he becomes an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any team. While the Cowboys may have intentions to lock up Beasley to another deal, their first priority is signing defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a new contract.

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