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.
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.