Cole Beasley may not be Dez Bryant's teammate anymore, but he still has his back.
During a recent appearance on 105.3 The Fan, the Cowboys wide receiver ripped reports claiming Bryant couldn't garner a veteran minimum deal and said he expects his former teammate to find a new NFL home soon.
"I've seen the things going around that teams won't even sign him for minimum. I'm like that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard," Beasley said. "I don't know if it's just rumors going around, what he is off the field or in the locker room. Dez was always a great teammate to me, and he did want to see other guys succeed.
"Every wide receiver wants the rock. And he's so passionate it may come off the wrong way to some people. He definitely still has it. He's got all the tools. Now he has a chip on his shoulder. He's an animal already. It's scary. If he gets to another team and he gets that shot, I promise you he's gonna be ready. He's a very supportive dude and a good friend off the field. I talk to him all the time."
Fellow former teammate and quarterback Tony Romo also defended Bryant this week, saying he is a "good teammate" who sometimes "might get lost in the way of the emotional aspect of things."
Bryant spent his first eight seasons with the Cowboys but remains unsigned after Dallas released him in April.