Sunday, February 10, 2013
Austin still in Texas?
By AJ Mass
Miles Austin is scheduled to earn over $6.7 million next season, but if the Dallas Cowboys opt to give him his release early, it's possible that the team would save themselves upwards of $3 million in cap room.
That begs the question of which player is most likely to be on the Week 1 roster for Dallas: Austin or free agents Felix Jones and Anthony Spencer - who the team could saddle with the franchise tag if they so choose?
ESPN Dallas reporter Calvin Watkins offers up his verdict on which of the trio has the best chance of still playing for Jerry Jones in 2013:
Calvin WatkinsCowboys weekend mailbag
"As far as Austin is concerned, he is still a valuable weapon to the Cowboys’ offense and just missed reaching 1,000 receiving yards. While it’s positive that Dez Bryant played so well in 2012, the Cowboys need Austin’s skill set."