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Can Miles Austin Step Up?

Roster: #19 Miles Austin Wide Receiver Dallas Rec Yds 278 Yds/Game 30.9 TD 3

Miles Austin is a restricted free agent, but I don’t see him going anywhere this year. And if he does the things being asked of him, I don’t see him going anywhere next year. Austin is being given a chance that is not often given to players whom enter the NFL the way he did. As a project Player athletically-gifted, raw in skills, and low on the coaches list.

But all has changed, now he is high on all the Cowboys coaches lists, owners list, and as a fan on my list. I believe we all are hoping (and for myself) praying he will become the receiver we all hope he can.

Lets look at Austin’s past:

  • During his college football days at Monmouth, Austin caught 150 passes for 2,867 yards and 33 touchdowns. He is the school record-holder in receiving yards. Austin rushed 15 times for 140 yards and one touchdown.
  • In 2003, Austin set a Monmouth single-season record for touchdown catches with 12.
  • In his rookie season of 2006, he returned 29 kickoffs for 753 yards and recorded 5 tackles. His main highlight of the year was in the Cowboys playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.
  • He returned 3 kickoffs for 136 yards in the game, including a 93 yard touchdown return. In the 55 postseason games in franchise history, it was the Cowboys’ first ever kickoff return touchdown in the playoffs. Austin caught his first career touchdown pass vs. the Washington Redskins.

As you see there is not a lot to go on, as I said earlier very athletically-gifted, and very RAW. Lets hope he polishes up very quickly.

What do you think?

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Written by Michael Fulfer

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