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Cowboys dumping Austin
1 month ago

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys will release WR Miles Austin to save $5.5 million against the 2014 salary cap.  None of that relief will come until June, however, because Dallas will designate him a post-June 1 cut.  Austin's production and health has declined since a breakout 2009 that earned him a big, 6-year contract.  Heading into just his age-30 season, though, Austin has time to put in a couple more good seasons if his hamstrings will cooperate.  He'll be a worthwhile risk for some team as a vet who can play outside or in the slot.  Austin's departure should cement WR Terrance Williams as a starter opposite Dez Bryant and a high-upside fantasy option in 2014.

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Austin will likely be released in June
3 months ago

Cowboys insider Todd Archer expects WR Miles Austin to be a post-June 1 cut.  It's a no-brainer move for Dallas.  Cutting Austin would save the team $5.5 million against the cap -- a huge total for a guy who posted a 24-244-0 line in 11 appearances this past year.  The Cowboys have a #2 WR in waiting in Terrance Williams and can use Cole Beasley in the slot.  That WR trio figures to be an upgrade on the group that included Austin in 2013.

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Austin active
4 months ago

As expected, Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Giants.  Back in Week 1, Austin tallied 10 catches for 72 yards against New York.  But he’ll be making his 1st appearance since Week 7, so he carries plenty of boom-or-bust potential.

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Austin probable for Week 12
4 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Giants.  We’ll have to see how Dallas divvies snaps between Austin and Terrance Williams in 2-WR sets.  Austin will move into the slot in 3-WR looks.  He’s a risk/reward WR3 in his 1st action since Week 7.

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Austin set to return for Week 12
4 months ago

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is set to return for Sunday's game against the Giants.  Austin has been sidelined since Week 7.  We'll have to see how Dallas splits #2 WR reps between Austin and rookie Terrance Williams.  In 3-WR sets, Williams will play outside with Austin in the slot.  Consider both guys risk/reward WR3s for Week 12.

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Austin back at practice
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) returned to the practice field for the team's bye-week practice on Wednesday.  It puts him on track to return for Week 12's game against the Giants.  We'll see how Dallas divvies snaps between Austin and Terrance Williams in 2-WR sets.  When they go 3-wide, Williams will be outside and Austin in the slot.  Austin's return is good news for QB Tony Romo's fantasy stock.

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Austin INACTIVE
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is inactive for tonight’s game against New Orleans.  The veteran receiver continues to rest his nagging injury, and there’s no timetable for his return.  Terrance Williams will continue to start in his absence.

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Austin doubtful for Week 10
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Saints.  He still has no timetable for return.  Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley will continue to serve as Dallas’ #2 and #3 WRs, respectively.

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Austin inactive
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Vikings.  The team is holding him out until he’s back to 100%.  Rookie Terrance Williams will continue to serve as the #2 WR.  He’s a strong WR2 play in today’s plus matchup.

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Austin doubtful for Week 9
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not practice all week and is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.  He won’t play.  WR Terrance Williams’ emergence has made it easy for Dallas to hold Austin out until he’s back to 100%.  The rookie is a strong WR2 play in this weekend’s plus matchup.

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Austin inactive
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Lions.  Dallas plans on holding him out until he’s back to 100%.  Rookie Terrance Williams is locked in as the #2 WR.  Cole Beasley will continue to see plenty of action from the slot.

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Austin questionable for Week 8
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions.  He only put in a limited practice on Friday.  HC Jason Garrett mentioned the possibility of holding Austin out until he’s back to 100%, so don’t be surprised if he ends up inactive on Sunday.  Austin isn’t a recommended fantasy option even if he plays.  Rookie Terrance Williams is Dallas’ #2 WR.

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Cowboys might shut down Austin
5 months ago

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett "intimated" that the team might shut down WR Miles Austin to get his hamstring healthy, according to insider Clarence Hill.  Austin has tried to play through the bum hammy the past 2 weeks but has 0 catches on 7 targets.  He's played just a little more than half of Dallas' offensive snaps.  The move would be easier for the Cowboys to make since WRs Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley have emerged as reliable weapons.  Austin is only worth hanging on to in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams at this point.  Williams is a weekly WR3 going forward.  Beasley is worth rostering as a bye-week option in PPR leagues.

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Austin not practicing much
5 months ago

Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is listed as probable and will play against the Eagles this weekend.  But he didn't practice on Thursday or Friday -- a sure sign that the team is still concerned about that bum hammy.  Austin is a shaky Week 7 fantasy play, despite a plus matchup.

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Austin still not 100%
6 months ago

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett admitted that WR Miles Austin (hamstring) didn't appear to be at 100% in Sunday night's game against the Redskins.  “I thought Miles looked OK,” Garrett said. “He's clearly working his way back into it. I don't think he looked as explosive as he did early on in the year. He's clearly trying to get his hamstring healthy. He came through the game, looked like he was able to function, everything we asked him to do. But he's a work in progress coming back.”   Austin was on the field for about two-thirds of Dallas' offensive snaps but finished catch-less on 4 targets.  He can't be trusted as a fantasy option until we see him start producing again.

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