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10 Reasons The Dallas Cowboys Will Not Trade WR Miles Austin

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It has been the battle cry for many a disgruntled Dallas Cowboys fan in the past 43 years. Whenever a player is overpaid and under-performs, in their eyes,  they begin to think: “We gotta trade this guy!” For years now, that has been the motto for many fans when it comes to Cowboys wideout Miles Austin.

August 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) following the 12-7 loss against Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The undrafted player out of little known Monmouth University shocked the world in 2009 coming out of nowhere to record 81 receptions for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. At the end of that magical season, Dallas signed Austin to a seven-year, $57 million contract.

Since putting pen to paper, Austin’s production has never again reached the heights it did in 2009. And as he has limped through the last two injury plagued seasons, fans have become even more enamored at the thought of trading him. And despite there being many reasons “to” do so, here are my 10 reasons why the Cowboys will not trade Miles Austin.

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  • Keith Batchelor

    I agree with most all of your points. The one i don’t is about JJ holding on to players too long, since JG took over, the Cowboys are dumping underperforming vets left and right. Throwing in the jab about him keeping JG afterthe 8-8 seasons is nonsense. You dont swap out coaches every other year, something Jones is finally figuring out. Jason has a plan in place and it would be stupid for Jerry to even consider a coaching change, until Garrett has a chance to undo the years of personel mistakes the Cowboys have made.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Valid points Steve. He is a good insurance policy for this year. Has to take a huge pay cut next year. Let’s not forget that he drops a lot of balls and is not good at positioning himself to catch the ball. He put himself in good position early in his career. Now he lets the ball come to him instead of going after the ball. For example, the end zone non catch versus Redskins a week ago. Instead of waiting on the ball, he should have slowed up and jumped. Then he either catches it or its interference. Anyway, one can’t fault the fans for wishing or believing in Santa Claus.