Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) cannot catch a pass against Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) in the fourth quarter at AT

Just Saying: Goodbye to Miles Austin Won't Be Easy

With Jay Ratliff released, the Cowboys have made it clear that dropping former Pro Bowl players from the squad is not an issue.

Miles Austin, be on the look out.

The 29 year-old, two-time Pro Bowler, might be safe for this season. But there’s no guarantee for next year.

It is time, however, to let the current wide receiver core grow without Miles Austin. Outside of Austin, no receiver is over the age of 25 (Bryant 24, Beasley 24, Williams 24, Harris 25).

It’s time to say goodbye to Miles Austin.

With Dwayne Harris rocking the return on special teams, and Terrance Williams (surprise) shutting up critics with the squad’s most improved performances, Austin is only hindering the progress.

Last week against the Washington Redskins only proved the inevitable.

But shoving Miles Austin to the side and reminding him to not let the door slam on him on the way out isn’t enough. Miles Austin was a great Dallas Cowboy.

He was, after all, entrusted by the one and only Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells.

For the undrafted (2006) New Jersey native, fans will see the number 19 and always wonder what Austin might have been.

Unfortunately, time has caught up with him. And so did his hamstring injuries.

Saying goodbye to this Cowboy will never be easy.

Here’s to one last run. Just saying.

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