The Dallas Cowboys will not have wide receiver Cole Beasley against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Beasley has been ruled out of the game after not practicing all week due to an illness. He did not travel with the team to Philadelphia, according to Cowboys’ writer David Helman.
Beasley was the Cowboys’ most productive wide receiver in 2016, but his production has fallen off this season. He has 36 receptions for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Maybe this will be the opportunity that rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer needs to assure himself more playing time on offense next season. He made by far the most explosive play of any Cowboys wide receiver this season when returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown Week 13 against the Washington Redskins.
Their offensive has lacked explosion at wide receiver throughout the season, and if Switzer performs well against the Eagles, he could help solve that problem next season.
Both teams don’t have much to play for on Sunday. The Eagles have already clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, and the Cowboys have been mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture.
However, one thing that Dallas can do is take a close look at some of their younger players.
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