Jason Garrett leaves door open for Miles Austin return

AP

The Cowboys drafted Devin Street in the fifth-round and they’ve added a handful of other receivers as veteran or undrafted free agents, but the team isn’t ready to shut the door on the possibility of Miles Austin’s return to Dallas.

Coach Jason Garrett said that “we love” Austin and that there was “absolutely” a chance that the receiver could wind up back in Dallas at some point before next season gets underway.

“The economics of his situation really factored into the decision we made with him, coupled with his injuries,” Garrett said, via the team’s website. “We’ll look at the landscape when we get done. Miles is a guy that we have great respect for as a person and as a player.”

The speed of Street’s transition to the NFL will likely play a big role in determining whether or not there’s a future for Austin in Dallas. Austin hasn’t drawn much attention on the free agent market since being dropped by the Cowboys, so they may not run much risk of losing Austin to another team while they see what they already have on hand.