Squeeze all you can out of Miles Austin

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We all remember in week one when the rookie Williams ran the wrong route that led to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throwing his first pick of the year.  I know a lot of fans were furious when Williams fumbled the football when trying to extend his arms into the end zone against the Chargers. Terrible mistakes by a rookie, but he has since rebounded well after those mishaps. Romo has been quoted as saying he hasn’t seen a rookie grow as much as he did in 6-months.  Cole Beasley has also blossomed into a reliable pass-catcher when Romo needs him the most, using his small size as an advantage. But, we also see the problems when throwing to a small player, leading to tipped passes and picks.

Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) catches a pass on the sideline during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 9, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) catches a pass on the sideline during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.Co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

My point with all this is to realize that the other options on this team are still learning and developing and will make more mistakes as they are young players. When they do, you need a player like Austin ready to go and take over a game for you when they aren’t able too. Benching him for most of the year isn’t going to help the team or Austin. Play him every week like a starter and let him help this team in any way he can.

There will be a time this season when Williams, Beasley, and even Harris will not step up to the plate and can’t deliver those big time performances, especially in the playoffs. Austin, when healthy and focused, can be that veteran that you can count on. Then when the season finally ends, cut him and finally be rid of his bloated contract.

Trust me; there is still a lot of juice left in Miles Austin.

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  • Tim

    man, I wish he could stay healthy

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    When was the last time we saw Austin step up to the plate and deliver? How many catches did Austin have against Philadelphia? Like Parcells has said….you are what you are. Why do you think Williams has developed so quickly and Beasley has been productive? Could it be because they have been given more playing time in the absence of Austin? Now you want to see the reduction of the playing time of Williams and Beasley by playing under-whelming Miles? How many mistakes did Williams and Beasley make last game? Do you have a crystal ball that tells you they will make more mistakes than veteran receivers in future games? You don’t need a crystal ball to know that playing Miles in place of two receivers who are producing would be a huge mistake.

  • oliver

    dumb idea, he’s not performing and it hurts the team. Let the kids play.

  • SmartThinking

    As much as fans think football is a game, professional football is a business. Professional football players are assets. The meat of the season for the Cowboys lies ahead of them. If past seasons have shown us nothing else, they’ve proved, at least for this team, that stars go down. The more assets Dallas has for the home stretch, the better the opportunity they’ll to make a dent in the playoffs. Trading Austin at this point in the season is shortsighted. Hell. Even Jerry Jones sees that!