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Cole Beasley appears to criticize Dak Prescott amid offense’s woes

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley appeared to take a subtle shot at quarterback Dak Prescott when recently defending the team’s wide receiver corps amid criticism they are the root of the offense’s struggles.

The Cowboys, with the underperforming Prescott running the show, have amassed only 435 passing yards in three games. That puts the team at 31st in the NFL, only ahead of the miserable Arizona Cardinals’ passing attack.

Beasley clearly does not like the narrative it’s the fault of the receivers.

“We’re just getting open. That’s all we can do,” Beasley said, via the Star-Telegram. “If you watch the tape, that’s all you’ve got to do. A lot of people aren’t watching the tape. They’re just assuming. That’s fine.”

While Beasley’s latest commentary on what’s plaguing the stagnant Cowboys’ offense certainly is less colorful  than how he articulated it a few weeks ago, it arguably is far more telling.

Though, Beasley insists he’s not throwing Prescott under the bus, but it’s difficult not to infer he at least believes the third-year quarterback is a big part of the problem. And yet, Beasley was also quick to point out the Cowboys offense’s ineptitude should not be laid solely at Prescott’s feet.

“There are lot of things that keep the ball from getting to a receiver. A lot of variables,” Beasley 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.”

Whatever the nature or cause of the issues, the Cowboys seem to be falling into disarray on the offensive side of the ball and finger-pointing or defensiveness are not going to help matters.