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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  • Ed

    I thought it was a mistake to let Amendola go. But I am glad it did happen. He would have hindered the receiving corp/team, just like Miles is doing now. He was good but not great. And that is what the cowboys need…great.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    No real reason to hold onto Miles. He has not been a reliable receiver for sometime now due to his hamstring problems. Even when he is able to play he is protecting himself from further injury by not finishing routes when he isn’t the primary receiver. In the Washington game when a play broke down Romo tried to hit Miles on a deep route. However, Miles had already stopped running full speed thinking the play would not come his way and the football flew about five yards over his head. You could see the disgust on Romo’s face when he walked to the sideline. Miles is not going 100% even when he is healthy and that is not acceptable.

  • SmartThinking

    It’s a mistake to trade Austin right now. Just because Terrance Williams has put together two good performances in a row doesn’t necessarily mean his rookie boner plays are behind him. Yes, Austin has trade value. He also has more value to the Cowboys this year even if he rides the bench. We know what he can do and where he’ll turn around when he catches the ball. Unless he’s hauling it for the end zone, we really don’t know if Williams knows what he’s doing yet or not. Why take a chance? There’s plenty of time to evaluate Austin’s worth on the open market when it’s in the Cowboy’s best advantage to do so.

  • Cowboy4Life

    Although miles Austin is injury prone(hamstring), he is still a VERY important part of the offense and although T Williams is progressing he is not ready to be a #2WR(starter)YET. I GUARENTEE Miles WILL be back next year….if he’s willing to take a pay cut. If he doesn’t, then that’s the reason he may get cut, NOT due to performance alone. And for those talking about Terrence Williams taking his spot, I agree but not as early as next year unless he has a helluva training camp/preseason. I like T Williams but DO NOT let a couple of games change your opinion on personnel because the same people saying cut miles, start Terrance would be the same people back tracking and blaming JJ if Terrence’s play declines smh basically what im saying is take a “wait and see” approach and if miles will take a pay cut, bring him back because our offense will suffer without him REGARDLESS of what anyone thinks and, if not then do what you gotta do. P.S watch Terrence’s performance as d-coordinators start to take notice of him, its great that he’s making plays when they present themselves but lets see how he responds when coaches start scheming for him…..at that point you may get a peak into the player he CAN become.