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Miles Austin is still in the Cowboys’ plans, Jerry Jones says

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Despite speculation that wide receiver Miles Austin’s contract may be too expensive for Dallas to keep him, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Austin will stay with his team.

I think Miles is certainly very much in our plans,” Jones said.

Jones also allowed, however, that Austin might be asked to take a pay cut. Austin has a base salary of $6.73 million and a cap number of $8.32 million this year, and the Cowboys aren’t in great cap shape.

Austin signed a six-year, $54 million extension at the start of the 2010 season, when he was coming off a breakout year in which he had 81 catches for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. But Austin hasn’t reached any of those statistical milestones in any season since then, and it now looks like Jones was too generous when he inked Austin to that contract.

The question, then, is what happens if Austin refuses to take a pay cut. Given his contract and the Cowboys’ need for cap space, it’s possible that he won’t be in the Cowboys’ plans much longer.

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11 Responses to “Miles Austin is still in the Cowboys’ plans, Jerry Jones says”
  1. romospersonalsnuggie says: Feb 24, 2013 7:21 AM

    Kim Kardashian ruined this poor man… He hasn’t fully recovered from his kardashianitis yet

  2. wryly1 says: Feb 24, 2013 7:30 AM

    A championship will be in the Cowboys plans once Jerrah is no longer making the football decisions.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 24, 2013 7:34 AM

    He’d be #5 on our depth chart. The wind blows and this guy gets hurt. No wonder Kim K left him.

  4. jason49er says: Feb 24, 2013 7:39 AM

    San Fran would welcome him with open arms.

  5. marc2k6 says: Feb 24, 2013 7:41 AM

    Miles Austin!? Nonfactor as a Cowboy since signing his big contract! Insignificant!

  6. showmeram says: Feb 24, 2013 7:55 AM

    That’s what happens when you like to pay big money to solid players. Jerry knows, if he decides to let people go he will never win another Superbowl. His knowledge of football is such that he does not understand that you can’t buy wins, you can cheat your way thru but you can’t super star your way thru. Damn salary cap!

  7. orndorf2 says: Feb 24, 2013 8:10 AM

    Is Jerry the only one doing interviews instead of evaluating players??? He talks more than Richard Shermam!

  8. gator2006 says: Feb 24, 2013 10:51 AM

    He is a damn good wideout. Keep him.

  9. jessethegreat says: Feb 24, 2013 12:59 PM

    He’s a good wide out, but if Dez keeps his head on straight and sticks with the right crowd, he is and will continue to be the brightest star on that team.

    Cut miles, replace him with more affordable solid but not spectacular depth, and put more talent around Dez, Romo, and Witten with the save cap space.

  10. fckdaigglez says: Feb 24, 2013 4:58 PM

    He has def fallen off since his contract and would hate to see him go but he does need to prove himself once again! Also if he was a redskin he would be your # 1 receiver cause your group of receivers are a joke, you have zero talent compared to Dallas receivers logicalvoice!

  11. redsoxu571 says: Feb 25, 2013 11:51 AM

    Not that it’s Austin’s fault, but the Cowboys got saddled with their cap penalty because of the contract he signed…only fair to restructure his contract so he can free up cap space to make the team better!

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