Sunday, February 24, 2013
By AJ Mass
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says that one of the more interesting salary cap casualties on the horizon could be Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin.
It is true that releasing Austin, whose next bout of hamstring woes is always lurking around the corner, would save the Cowboys somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 million. That said, a renegogiation of his deal could accomplish similar savings without the need for the team to part ways with Austin and settle on a lesser talent like Steve Breaston.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that he has "no plans" to release WR Miles Austin. That may be true, but perhaps the team and player are too far apart on a restructured deal for optimism to gain traction here.
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"Coach Jason Garrett said the team has had "comprehensive discussions" regarding how to keep Austin healthy, focusing on hydration and limiting the practice work of the two-time Pro Bowler to make sure he can play in games."