Cole Beasley encourages Saquon Barkley to sign with Cowboys, ‘run it up’ on Giants

The New York Giants and running back Saquon Barkley appear to be headed toward another contractual impasse.

One year after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on a long-term deal, ultimately resulting in a modified franchise tag, they find themselves back in the same place. Only this time, Barkley seems destined to depart East Rutherford.

If that were to come to pass, Cole Beasley, who was released off the Giants’ practice squad in October per his request, believes Barkley should sign with the Dallas Cowboys in order to stick it to Big Blue.

“Saquon, I need you to go to Dallas. Getting to run it up on your old team who disrespected you is rejuvenating,” Beasley wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Although Barkley has long dreamed of spending his entire career with the Giants, an alternate reality has begun to set in over the past year. Having experienced the ugly side of NFL business firsthand, the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year now admits he can envision himself in a different uniform.

“It never crossed my mind until last year after I got tagged. Up until that moment, I really believed that I was gonna finish my career as a New York Giant,” Barkley told Complex. “But once you get to this point, you go to your contract negotiation and you go through the tag process, you realize how much of a business it is.

“And I remember vets always telling me this and you know I believed them, but you don’t really know something until you go through it. So could I see myself in another uniform? Yeah, it’s possible.”

If Barkley is allowed to hit the free agent market, he will not be short on potential suitors. Among them will almost certainly be both the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire