Cole Beasley has been something of a playmaker since he began his career with the Cowboys. He's always been the guy in the slot who's a threat to convert a first down when you least expect it.
This year, he's added something to his game, and it's probably the most important attribute an NFL player can have: consistency.
In 16 games last season Beasley reeled in 52 receptions for 536 yards to go along with five touchdowns. All three of those were career highs for the Cowboys' slot receiver.
With his performance Sunday against Baltimore, Beasley surpassed both marks in receptions and yards and scored his fifth touchdown of the season. He now has 54 receptions, 591 yards, and five touchdowns. He still has six games to add on to those totals.
Whether he's outrunning linebackers in a mismatch or being a quick target near the line of scrimmage, Beasley has made his mark on every single Cowboys game this season, and he's making the life of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott much easier.
"Cole Beasley is great," Prescott said. "He is a great friend off the field and he's is a hell of a player on the field as you saw tonight."
If you ask Beasley what the difference has been this season he'll tell you he's just doing what he's always known he can.
"Nothing I can tell you but opportunities," Beasley said."They've done a good job of giving me chances. I've done a good job of getting open, and Dak's done a good job of finding me. I don't feel like I've done a lot different. Just running routes and catching balls."