The Dallas Cowboys parted ways with wide receiver Miles Austin this offseason, and they began the search to replace him in the 2014 NFL Draft by selecting Devin Street out of Pittsburgh. The Cowboys also added two rookies as undrafted free agents, but they could still make room for Austin moving forward.
On Tuesday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t rule out the team re-signing Austin, who the team was forced to release because of their tight cap situation.
“The economics of his situation really factored into the decision we made with him, coupled with his injuries,” Garrett said, via the team’s official 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.”
Austin is clearly on the decline and injuries have taken their toll on his body, but if the team can add more depth and bring Austin in as a mentor to their younger wide receivers it would be a no-brainer for both sides.