Cowboys Plan on Releasing Miles Austin

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin (19) runs after a reception against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys plan on moving on from WR Miles Austin (ESPN Dallas). Austin is due a big paycheck and his production does not match the amount of money that is getting sent in his direction. He just is unable to see the field enough in order to help out the team on offense. He has all the abilities in the world, but it doesn’t do anything when it is sitting in warm-ups on the bench. The time has come for the team to release him off of the roster.

The team is expected to release him with a post-June 1 designation and it will save the Cowboys around $5.5 million for the 2014 season under the cap. He will cost some money against the cap in 2015 as well. Austin turns 30 in June, so it will be tough for him to get a ton of dough in free agency, but someone will like his potential. Someone will be hoping to keep him healthy and get some production out of him.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys

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  • Earl Robertson

    What a huge mistake it was to sign him in the no cap year! But who would think that he would never get over hamstrings! To me that is just ridiculous! I think that is what frustrates me the most about these players, Why are they getting hurt so much?? Why can’t an org figure out what is going on? When I heard Garett say We are going to look closely on why this is happening! Why you just getting around to it now this has been a problem on this team for 3 years now!!

  • Scott.

    A start. Move on to others, chip away at cap and get younger

  • Angel

    He was pretty bad. The only time I remember Austin being good was like… 4 – 5 years ago???

    He’s no good.. Kick him in the chest into a hole. SPARTA!!