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Miles Austin | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
College: Monmouth
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The Cowboys aren't interested in bringing back free agent WR Miles Austin.
Austin hasn't generated an ounce of interest since being released by Dallas over two weeks ago. The soon-to-be 30-year-old is likely going to have to settle for a one-year deal at the minimum probably after the draft. The Cowboys have sniffed around free agent Nate Burleson but seem content with their receivers. Mar 28 - 9:54 AM

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Cowboys released WR Miles Austin.

He'll be designated as a post-June 1 cut, allowing the Cowboys to spread out his $7.855 million in dead money. The move frees up $5.5 million in cap space, but the Cowboys don't get a penny of it until June 2. A former undrafted free agent, Austin was a feel-good story after erupting for an 81/1,320/11 line in 2009, but hasn't been the same since signing a seven-year, $57.168 million extension in September 2010. He has been positively racked by hamstring injuries, and caught only 24 passes across 11 games last season. Three months shy of his 30th birthday, Austin isn't going to have a robust market.
Mar 11 - 6:52 PM

The Jets could show interest in Miles Austin if/when he's cut by the Cowboys.

Austin is expected to be designated as a post-June 1 cut, saving the Cowboys $5.5 million. He's been highly injury-prone and ineffective ever since his 2009 breakout, but he'd be cheap flier for a Jets team that's absolutely desperate for weapons. The top-three wideouts on their depth chart right now are Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Stephen Hill.
Mar 11 - 1:25 PM

According to ESPN Dallas, "all the sounds coming from Valley Ranch" suggest the Cowboys "want to move on" from Miles Austin.

It doesn't look like Austin will even get a chance to stay via a pay cut. He's fully expected to be released as a post-June 1 cut, saving the Cowboys $5.5 million on a player who's been unable to sustain health or effectiveness since his 2009 breakout. Austin, who turns 30 in June, won't find a hot market after averaging just 3.8 catches for 52.9 yards with 20 touchdowns over the last four seasons. Raw rookie Terrance Williams was far more productive in 2013.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 10 - 10:24 AM

Speaking Monday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it's "too early" to discuss the contract status of Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware.

Due $5.5 million next season, Austin is widely expected to be a post-June 1 cut. Slated to earn a combined $26 million over the next two years, Ware is expected to restructure. Jones is unfailingly loyal to players he discovered and cultivated, but there would be zero sense in bringing the soon-to-be 30-year-old Austin back for 2014. Constantly battling hamstring injuries, Austin was a complete non-factor this season, while Terrance Williams is waiting in the wings as a replacement.
Jan 20 - 3:44 PM

The Cowboys are expected to release Miles Austin as a post-June 1 cut.

The move would save $5.5 million versus the salary cap, but results in more than $5 million in 2015 dead money. Still, the Cowboys will need the room this year, and Austin isn't remotely worth his $5.5 million base salary. Austin's contract has proven to be one of Jerry Jones' biggest blunders, and that's saying something. The Cowboys should have gotten rid of this mess last year.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 6 - 4:21 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Austin was used in a rotation with Terrance Williams, but failed to make an impact in the passing game and was targeted on Kyle Orton's game-sealing fourth quarter interception. His 2013 season ends with just 24 catches for 244 yards and no touchdowns. Austin appeared in only 11 games due to injury and is widely expected to be released in the offseason. The Cowboys can save $5 million by making him a post June 1 cut.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:20:00 AM

The Cowboys could save $5 million by making Miles Austin a post June 1 cut.

Austin signed a seven-year, $57 million deal in September of 2010. But he only got $18 million guaranteed, and $17 million of that was paid in the first year of the deal. The Cowboys have soured on Austin as his hamstring has failed him, culminating in a timeshare with Terrance Williams this season. Sunday could very well mark Austin's final game as a Cowboy. He has a total of 131 catches for 1,744 yards with 13 touchdowns over the last three seasons while missing 11 games and being limited in countless others.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 08:52:00 AM

Miles Austin caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Washington.

Austin saw just two targets while Terrance Williams was a season-saver for Dallas with a 4/84/0 line on six targets. The Cowboys have wisely arrived at the decision that Austin is only a bit player -- and an ineffective one at that. The seven-year, $57 million contract he signed in 2010 continues to look worse by the day as Austin will be the No. 3 wideout against the Eagles in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 35 yards in Dallas' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

It was another nonexistent day for Dallas' "No. 2 receiver," who also got slapped with an offensive pass interference penalty and was the intended target on Tony Romo's first interception. Austin got swallowed up by Sam Shields on the throw. Austin has no re-draft value, and is plummeting in Dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 19 yards in Week 14 versus the Bears.

Austin was targeted four times. He failed to reel in a catch-able ball in the first half. Austin and Terrance Williams are cancelling each other out on offense, leaving neither as a roster-worthy receiver in re-draft leagues.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:51:00 AM

Miles Austin was limited to one catch for 18 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over the Raiders.

He was targeted five times, and has now secured a pathetic 2-of-8 targets for 35 yards since returning from his hamstring two weeks ago. The Cowboys need to think long and hard about turning back to rookie Terrance Williams as their No. 2 wide receiver. Austin's effectiveness evaporated some years ago.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Miles Austin (hamstring) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

Austin practiced in full this week and is 100 percent healthy. He checks in as Rotoworld's No. 53 receiver for Week 13. Austin is merely a WR4.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 07:09:00 PM

Miles Austin (hamstring) is practicing in full this week.

Austin returned to action Sunday and played 48-of-65 snaps in the Cowboys' win over the Giants. He'll be a low-end WR3 against the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 09:07:00 PM

Miles Austin played on 48-of-65 snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.

As expected, Austin was not limited as he made his return from another hamstring issue. He played seven more snaps than Terrance Williams. The concern is that neither wideout was a real part of the gameplan against the Giants as Austin had one catch on three targets while T-Will had one catch on two targets. There's potential for these two to cancel each other out. Austin won't be a quality WR3 on Thanksgiving even though he'll be facing the Raiders at home.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:59:00 AM

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10Lance Ball
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20Quentin Hines
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24Darren Evans
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3Ryan Torain
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6Brit Miller
7Braden Wilson
8Owen Marecic
9Dorson Boyce
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11Ben Bartholomew
12Ryan Roberson
13Jonathan Amosa
14Rupert Bryan
15Eddie Williams
16Jon Hoese
17Ben Guidugli
18Nate Eachus
19Jourdan Brooks
20Devonte Campbell
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6Devery Henderson
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8Richard Goodman
9Ben Obomanu
10Brian Tyms
11Kevin Hardy
12LaRon Byrd
13Keenan Davis
14Taulib Ikharo
15Robby Toma
16Carlin Isles
17Marcus Jackson
18Roy Roundtree
19Nicholas Johnson
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23David Gilreath
24Matt Willis
25Brett Swain
26Chaz Schilens
27Anthony Armstrong
28Charly Martin
29Johnathan Haggerty
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Jordan White
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44Joseph Anderson
45Erik Highsmith
46Chip Reeves
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51Demetrius Fields
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16Robert Gill
17Brandon Collins
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20Michael Jenkins
21David Ball
22Devin Aromashodu
23David Douglas
24Jeff Fuller
25Nicholas Edwards
26Duke Calhoun
27Naaman Roosevelt
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29Tim Toone
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34Ronald Johnson
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41Michael Calvin
42Taveon Rogers
43Dale Moss
44Devin Goda
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47Rodrick Rumble
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49Jerry Johnson
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2Randy McMichael
3Leonard Pope
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5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
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