Cowboys shut down Miles Austin; job could be in jeopardy

Jul 22, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are updating the media on their injured players and the news has been mixed with positive and negative information. First, the good. Running back DeMarco Murray is ready to suit up against the Minnesota Vikings, while defensive end DeMarcus Ware is going to be a game-time decision after a pre-game workout.

Then, there is wide receiver Miles Austin who always appears to be dealing with injuries.

Dallas has decided to shut Austin down in order to get him back to 100 percent, which could spell bad news for the veteran wideout.

“We’re really wanting to make sure we get him 100 percent back and he’s not out there playing at 85-90 percent,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Give him the chance to get all the way back rather than push him out.”

Austin is in serious danger of losing his job with the emergence of rookie Terrance Williams. While Austin has been a relative non-factor since the team shelled out big money for his services, Williams is giving the team quality production at a discounted rate.

Once Austin is finally healthy, we will have to see whether he gets his starting gig back or if he will have to fight to get back in the starting line up.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Miles Austin

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  • ctcowboy1968

    No big loss. He has not done anything this year. We are only stuck with him due to his contract.
    That stated, I was a big fan of Austin. But when he does play, he has a lot of drops, doesn’t jump for the ball anymore and does not position himself properly to catch the ball when covered. He might have a good game left in him here and there. But the crew out there now is just fine.

    • Ed

      Agreed, except that I see it as a tragic loss for the organization since cutting him does “0″ good. He’s taking aspot and $$ that could be used elsewhere.

  • SmartThinking

    Jones is going to give Austin a fresh coat of paint and hang a ‘one owner cream puff’ sign around his neck come late December. He’s played his last game as a Dallas Cowboy.

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