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Miles Austin signs his tender

Cowboys receiver Miles Austin, a restricted free agent tendered at the highest possible level, previously has resisted signing his offer.  With the June 15 deadline threatening to cut the figure roughly in half, Austin finally made his move.

According to Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News, Austin has applied his name to the bottom of the document.

He’ll get $3.168 million in 2010.  He would have risked seeing the offer cut to $1.65 million, if he had failed to sign it by Tuesday.

The question now becomes whether Austin will ink a long-term contract.

“It’s not that big of a deal to me,” Austin said, per Archer.  “It is what it is.  I’m
here to work, that’s what I do.  I’m not trying to lose any more money. . . .  Hopefully something can work out.  Obviously I love Dallas.  Yeah, I’m
excited for the season.  I’m excited to play hard.”

Still, until he signs a long-term deal, Austin bears the risk of a serious injury.  And if that serious injury comes, the large payday perhaps never will.

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18 Responses to “Miles Austin signs his tender”
  1. GurpBadesha says: Jun 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    Jones wont sign this guy to a long term deal… One year WONDERS are not worth it..

  2. troll_aikman8 says: Jun 11, 2010 7:03 PM

    $3.65M is what Roy Williams spends on video games this year.

  3. ashylarry says: Jun 11, 2010 7:29 PM

    Prove it again and he’ll get a new deal midseason.

  4. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jun 11, 2010 8:15 PM

    itis pretty sad when a player “only” makes 3.65 million after putting up such great numbers over the years.oh wait he only did that last year didn’t he? how in the hell can he not be happy making almost 4 million for 1 year?if he gets injured that is still alot of money for him to be able to live comfortably the rest of his life on.

  5. edgy1957 says: Jun 11, 2010 8:45 PM

    ashylarry says:
    Prove it again and he’ll get a new deal midseason
    *****************************
    Emmitt Smith will call you naive.

  6. Opie says: Jun 11, 2010 8:57 PM

    That high pitched shrill isn’t a shrew caught in a ceiling fan….it’s Patrick Crayton calling bullshiznit!
    This should be a very interesting season for the ‘boys. Bryant and Williams will have the 2 largest contracts. Austin will have to get the ball to validate the handful of good games he had last year and turn in another good season or he won’t cash in on a long term big time contract = he’s not happy. Crayton will be moaning during the camps to get cut so he can play with someone this year AND, before it’s over, Witten will be kicking the dirt to see if there’s anymore coin for the one guy who is TRULY the #1 receiver in Dallas…….
    8-8 anyone?

  7. jjared1101 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:08 PM

    Prove it again and he’ll get a new deal midseason.
    ——-
    Precisely.

  8. jjared1101 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:06 PM

    @Opie
    That’s what you wish would happen. I can develope worst case scenarios for every team all day long, but it doesn’t mean crap. And none of it will happen.
    You can wish in one hand, and …..
    You clowns are all the same. Don’t you get tired of being idiots?

  9. covercorner7 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:34 PM

    Every other story is about a player that deserves to be paid well.

  10. BHindEnemyLines says: Jun 11, 2010 10:34 PM

    edgy1957 says:
    June 11, 2010 8:45 PM
    ashylarry says:
    Prove it again and he’ll get a new deal midseason
    *****************************
    Emmitt Smith will call you naive
    *****************************
    Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware, and Roy Williams (WR) will say you have no short-term memory.
    Jerry Jones signed all three of them to big contracts/extension in the middle of the season.
    If Austin comes out and lights it up like he did last year, he will have a new deal before Thanksgiving.

  11. Big Tex says: Jun 11, 2010 10:36 PM

    @Opie
    “the handful of good games” After his first start in week 5 (where he set the team record for receiving yardage, BTW), how many times was Austin NOT the Cowboys leading receiver? Answer, 3 times and one of those games was a 10 reception game. Miles Austin has shown steady progress during his Cowboy career. When has Jerry Jones failed to work out a long term deal with a player he wanted. The extension gets done eventually. No sweat.

  12. CT.GIANTMAN says: Jun 11, 2010 11:52 PM

    OPIE: DITTO. HOW MANY 1ST YEAR RECIEVER’S BLAZE THROUGH ONE SEASON
    AND COME BACK, WITH THE BUTTER FINGERS AND GET INJURED, THEN START WITH THE “IF’S”! HE SHOULD LOOK OVER AT ROY, AND GET AS FAR AWAY FROM HIM AS POSSIBLE!
    WHITTEN, AS A GIANT FAN, COULD EASILY
    CHANGE IS NAME TO NOVICAK, HE’S THE DEAL, PERIOD, I SHOULD KNOW!

  13. edgy1957 says: Jun 12, 2010 1:39 AM

    # BHindEnemyLines says: June 11, 2010 10:34
    Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware, and Roy Williams (WR) will say you have no short-term memory.
    *****************************
    The timing of Romo and Ware’s SIGNINGS had nothing to do with Jones waiting for their performance, it had everything to do with how long negotiations took. For example, here’s a blurb from ESPN:
    Contract talks with Ware started in March at the Senior Bowl, and the Cowboys were blown away by Ware’s asking price. The two sides didn’t talk for six weeks before Manning and Rivers signed. Dye called Stephen Jones again over the summer.
    But nothing really happened until the bye week in mid October, and this time there was progress.
    Meanwhile, Ware was
    struggling to record a sack after leading the league with 20 in 2008. He was battling a stress fracture in his left foot, but he picked up two sacks against Kansas City on Oct. 11.
    15 days later, with Ware struggling, he got his contract. Yeah, you hit that one on the head, didn’t you, genius.
    Oh and Tony Romo was fresh off a 5 interception game and 6 picks in 2 weeks when he signed his contract — 0 for TWO.
    As for Williams, he proved NOTHING when the Great Cowboys Idiot signed him to the contract. The MORON overpaid Detroit to get him and then turned around and signed him to an extension before he even hit the field. 0 for 3 — Oh, that’s gotta hurt.

  14. dwntwnbadboy says: Jun 12, 2010 5:58 AM

    Dallas is gonna be kissing Roy’s ass when Austin turns into a bust. Austin took that money with no sweat, he knows its more than he is worth.

  15. mikellie says: Jun 12, 2010 7:19 AM

    First of all, your CAPS key is stuck. You should get that fixed. Secondly, if you are going to talk about the great Dallas Cowboys, then learn how to spell their names correctly you moron.

  16. Rasta says: Jun 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    Jerry has learned the hard way that paying a player to much money doesn’t get the best results. ”
    “I’m to damn rich to go out there and get hurt”.

  17. bobhoo says: Jun 12, 2010 11:00 AM

    ctgiantwhatever,
    You should not post while stoned and drunk. That really was dumb and made no sense.

  18. manofaiki says: Jun 12, 2010 3:19 PM

    Kid didn’t start until week 5 of the season.
    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=false&conference=null&statisticCategory=RECEIVING&season=2009&seasonType=REG&experience=null&tabSeq=0&qualified=true&Submit=Go
    Witten finished 9th in the league with 94 catches for 1,030 yards.
    Austin finished 15th with 81 catches for 1,320 yards.
    Only Wes Welker, Andre Johnson, Sidney Rice and Miles Austin cleared 1,300+ yards last year.
    And remember: those other guys did it with FOUR MORE STARTS than Austin did.
    So hell yes, Dallas wants to see what Austin can do with a full training camp as the #1 under his belt and coming out of the gate in game 1 as the starter. If he can maintain that kind of production, we should know by week 6-7. If he can, Jones will give him his long term deal.

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