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Miles Austin out in Dallas

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Defensive end DeMarcus Ware wasn’t the only longtime member of the Cowboys to part ways with the franchise on Tuesday.

Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports that wide receiver Miles Austin will also be dropped from the roster. The move will save the Cowboys $5.5 million under the salary cap, but those savings will not come into effect until after June 1 because Austin has been designated as a post-June 1 cut.

Austin’s departure has been expected for some time as he has found it difficult to remain healthy enough to stay on the field because of hamstring injuries. His production hit a new low in 2013 with just 24 catches and 244 yards in 11 games despite the presence of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten to keep defenses from keying on Austin.

Terrence Williams filled some of the void left by Austin with 44 catches for 736 yards in his rookie season. He’s likely to move up to the No. 2 receiver spot unless the Cowboys make an unexpected addition to the top end of the receiving corps.

Austin turns 30 in three months and he’s probably going to have to take something at or near the veteran’s minimum for the 2014 season to show that he’s still capable of both being productive and staying on the field.

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37 Responses to “Miles Austin out in Dallas”
  1. greg2geez says: Mar 11, 2014 8:01 PM

    Come to Oakland Miles Reggie’s signing the All-IR team for top dollar!

  2. realfootballfan says: Mar 11, 2014 8:01 PM

    It was quite a run on one good half a season like 5 years ago, lol.

  3. chargrz says: Mar 11, 2014 8:02 PM

    Maybe Kanye and Kim can use a driver?

  4. boobie323 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:02 PM

    Miles went from a Walk on to a number 1 receiver…Never made excuses great Locker room leader he is a Winner in my Book

    New England would be a good Fit

  5. jimnaizeeum says: Mar 11, 2014 8:02 PM

    Does his release hurt them? He’s not really that good.

  6. Denver Geldings - Super Bowl Castration... AGAIN!!!! says: Mar 11, 2014 8:03 PM

    Any truth to the rumor he pulled a hamstring on his way out the door

  7. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 8:04 PM

    I remember when him and Sidney Rice were tearing up the league out of nowhere in 2009. Good times.

  8. nfl4days says: Mar 11, 2014 8:04 PM

    Could be nice in the slot if he wasn’t made of glass.

  9. moerawn says: Mar 11, 2014 8:05 PM

    Best thing to happen to Miles and Ware. Get away from that never-to-be-above-.500-with-that-idiot-Jones-at-the-helm franchise.

  10. Shinnbone says: Mar 11, 2014 8:05 PM

    He’s 30 and coming of another poor season….perfect fit in Minnesota they’ll pay him 5yrs and 30m w/18g.
    LOL
    Viking trolls hellooooooo

  11. wwrgesusd says: Mar 11, 2014 8:07 PM

    On a related note, Jerra has successfully sued Montgomery Burns for identity theft.

  12. scoops1 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:11 PM

    Come back to Jersey……

    the Jets would love to have you

  13. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 11, 2014 8:11 PM

    Carolina, Pats.

  14. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 11, 2014 8:12 PM

    And yet they’re keeping Romo.

  15. nflpropickemking says: Mar 11, 2014 8:12 PM

    good move by Jerah

  16. 3 Finger Lenny says: Mar 11, 2014 8:12 PM

    He’s cooked

  17. nnagi says: Mar 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    Good riddance you thief

  18. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    not sure if you all have heard this yet, but the minnesota vikings have never won a superbowl.

  19. bennyb82 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:17 PM

    When Austin was 100% he was great…now he might be too old to be great even at 100% but ya never know.

  20. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Mar 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    the vikings have lost 4 Super Bowls
    the vikings haven’t been to the BIG GAME in 37 years.
    the vikings are pathetic

  21. bbk1000 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:22 PM

    Miles Austin??

    Didn’t Parcells give this guy a chance during his tenure in Dallas?

    Parcells is a great football guy, and I loved him as a coach of the Giants…but he’s too old….

    Coughlin is actually 5 years younger…..and he is too old…..where has the time gone?

  22. willkill4caffeine says: Mar 11, 2014 8:37 PM

    This dude came out of Monmouth University. I’ll allow that a moment to sink in….and allow the majority of you to Google it. He made himself a borderline number-one receiver, so major props for being successful for as long as he was. And this is coming from an Eagles fan.

  23. booboo31 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:41 PM

    little does jerry know..he can make alllll the moves he wants but it doesn’t matter. as long as he is in charge it doesn’t matter who is throwing, who is receiving who is pass rushing there will never be success. sad really wasted top 10 talent with romo and top 3 receiver in Bryant. he can’t run a team, period, but he will never learn.

  24. raiderrob21 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:47 PM

    No surprise. Probably Done.

  25. purplepanteez says: Mar 11, 2014 8:47 PM

    Another man’s trash is the Vikings’ treasure!

    Miles is used to not winning playoff games – perfect fit with the Vikings’ culture!

    SKOL!

  26. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2014 8:58 PM

    No surprise here. Austin has missed a lot of games with his hamstring and was not nearly productive last year as rookie WR Terrance Williams.

    Keep the cuts coming Jerry. Trim the high priced unproductive guys.

  27. steeltothebones says: Mar 11, 2014 9:00 PM

    Maybe my hapless Steelers can sign him.

    He’ll fit right in

  28. nflrule says: Mar 11, 2014 9:06 PM

    Ware and Austin had to go.Romo needs to get to a conference championship or he’s next!

  29. wayneflores says: Mar 11, 2014 9:08 PM

    Reggie will take you (Reggie Matt Miller McKenzie) if your a China Doll or from Green Bay, Reggie will over pay for you and bring you in. I heard he’s trying to sign Matt Flynn. Lol ..and of course he will sign a couple of Green Bay rejects, he has them on speed dial.
    Linemen do not have the smarts to be GMs…
    Mullen and McKenzie are living proof.
    Signed Mcfragile, while Jennings said he was waiting for the Raiders to call. Since McKenzie doesn’t know the phone numbers of NFL players with talent, the call was never made. McKenzie and Baby Davis have changed the Raiders slogan ” Commitment to Excellence” to “Commitment to Ignorance” Now the Raider Nation can see first hand why Big Al never included Mark Davis in the daily operations of the team. He should sell team to someone that wants to win, and who can evaluate talent.
    He fired everyone that had any NFL knowledge when he took over. The end result is the Titanic.

  30. wayneflores says: Mar 11, 2014 9:14 PM

    Room has never been the answer. It started when he screwed up the snap in the playoffs..(when he first started). Of course he blamed everyone else, even the ball.
    Jerry should go get himself a Real QB, there are plenty of them out there.
    But one thing, they do have a beautiful stadium.

  31. tjacks7 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:20 PM

    Lots of posters scared of the upcoming viking dynasty I see.

  32. ariani1985 says: Mar 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    Skip 2014 and give the vikings the rings now!

  33. erikthredd says: Mar 11, 2014 9:25 PM

    Did someone really just call Romo a top 10 talent?
    Lmao

  34. erikthredd says: Mar 11, 2014 9:27 PM

    And Bryant a top 3 WR? Cowboys fans smoke the good stuff!

  35. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 11, 2014 10:15 PM

    Garfield HS, Garfield, N.J. If Miles Austin never steps on the field again, he’s already represented his high school his college & his hometown well. And made more $$$ than those of us writing about him ever will.

  36. kanemoney says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    He was and still is an awesome TE. I say that as someone who hates the Cowboys. If I was any other team I would be happy if their team signed him. I would love to see him up here in Seattle.

    A man’s man.

  37. copiouscaffeine says: Mar 11, 2014 11:27 PM

    He’s not even a TE. And as a Cowboys fan I would love to see him up in Seattle too.

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