Miles Austin Stays Away From Off Season Workouts

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In any other year, Cowboys receiver Miles Austin would be making nearly $10 million under the franchise tag — or averaging $9 million on a long-term deal.  Thanks to the uncapped year, Austin will make $3.168 million for 2010.

As a result, he’s staying away from the team’s offseason program.  The guy who throws the passes to Austin isn’t concerned.

This does not appear to be a concern to him or teammates. Tony Romo said in an interview with Sports Day DFW:

Oh, Miles will be back, don’t worry, he’ll be back and around. He’s just getting things done, the business side of things that happens once and while. But I talked to Miles the other day, he’ll be on a bike. He’s a good kid, he’s going to work hard and he’ll be ready to go when the time comes. He does a lot of good things, and he knows what it takes to play at a high level, year in and year out.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Roy Williams also wants a new deal. That doesn’t seem to be big news though.

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  • Davey Gross

    As always, it’s about the money. Now that he’s a star, we’ll see how he plays this year under a bit more pressure. Not practicing with the team certainly won’t help.

  • Kenny G

    Seriously, where’d you hear R. Williams wants a new deal? He knows he hasn’t gelled and had a comfy(overpayed) guaranteed contract. You go ahead and sign has beens (LJ WP DMcnabb) and wonder why you continue to fail. You had a young QB behind a bad line, someone that could run, now you have an older QB that as the last 3 games of last year showed can’t run, and a worse offensive line. He will be murderized..admit it, you know it will happen.

  • Kenny G

    More to the point, a wide reciever thats basically a 1 year wonder won’t be worth what his compensation would ask, yes he has a long great career ahead of him but also know who had faith in him beforehand and will continue to develope him(this is why we dumped T.O.)But yes he is valuable to the organization and will get a long term deal eventually