Miles Austin interviews to become Cowboys’ receivers coach

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The Cowboys could bring a familiar name back to their wide receivers room. They interviewed Miles Austin as a possible replacement for Derek Dooley as the team’s wide receivers coach, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Dooley left last week to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri.

Austin, 33, has never coached but worked in the Cowboys’ scouting department the past two years.

He twice made the Pro Bowl with the Cowboys, playing eight seasons in Dallas, one in Cleveland and one in Philadelphia. Austin made 361 career catches for 5,273 yards and 37 touchdowns. His only career 1,000-yard seasons — in 2009 and 2010 — earned him trips to the Pro Bowl.

Austin long ago became a favorite of Jason Garrett, with the head coach frequently pointing out Austin was an “undrafted free agent from Monmouth.”

5 responses to “Miles Austin interviews to become Cowboys’ receivers coach

  1. He’s come a long way for an UFA. Good for him working on a coaching career after his playing days are over. I hope Dallas gives him a fair shot!

  2. Troy Aikman 2010 “He might be the best receiver in the NFL, right now” he actually said that..Smh

  3. Austin was very good. He seemed derailed by injuries.

    I’d like to thank Romo for over throwing Austin (who was all alone) that led to a Giants’ victory and a direct path to the SB. The sinking feeling seeing Austin and the whole season down the drain but Romo to the rescue !

  4. Actually a good hire. Unlike that prima donna whatever his name is, Austin always produced. I loathe the Cowboys but Austin was a gentleman and a true player. Just like Witten. If you add the former Redskin, Almo, that is the extent of decent men on that team. The rest are completely worthless. You could talk me into adding a fourth, that Golden Richards current receiver that plays his heart out. I don’t care to remember his name.

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