Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Miles Austin more than likely to be cut this offseason

The Dallas Cowboys need to get better now more than they ever have had to as the losing seasons continue to infect the prestige of the Cowboys name. The history of the team seems ancient at this point, specifically the winning, and this offseason will be spent looking at way to to upgrade and make the team better.

One way that could happen is addition by subtraction, as the Cowboys are expected to cut loose some players that have looked productive in the past. Miles Austin seems to be at the top of that list as the once promising receiver has fallen out of favor with Dallas and his salary is something Jerry Jones wants back.

Per ESPNDallas:

From all the sounds coming from Valley Ranch, the Cowboys want to move on. Austin just couldn’t get going in 2013 with those hamstring injuries. I’ve long defended him and felt he was a good fit after what he did in 2012. But he just couldn’t get over those injuries. It’s a shame. Perhaps there’s a chance he comes back at a lower rate, but I can see the Cowboys drafting a receiver or going after a low-paid veteran in free agency on a short-term deal. The guy I have in mind is Robert Meachem.

Austin lost hos place in the Cowboys receiving corps, and he’ll now likely have to latch onto a vastly reduced role somewhere else as nothing more than a No. 3 or No. 4 option.

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  • Scott.

    Business is business, beyond time to move on. Along with ware, spencer and hatcher.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Extremely overpriced. It would take a 50% pay cut to probably keep him in big D. Time to move on. Everyone has to be tired of the hammy song and dance. As for Ware, he needs to take a big pay cut too, but he won’t be going anywhere. Spencer and Hatcher shouldn’t be back. They only want the big $$ and they have overvalued themselves. Spencer is an unmotivated player coming off a major risky injury. JJ needs to remember that Spencer ripped him off for $11 million last year.

    • Scott.

      6 sacks last year = huge pay cut. JJ has to quit putting loyalty before business. That’s exactly why they’re in the salary cap mess they’re in now. Move on put him in ring of honor and celebrate his hall of game career 5-10 years from now.