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June 12, 2010

Just CHILL: Miles Austin not concerned with possibly making less than Dez and Roy

Wide receiver Miles Austin signed his $3.1 million tender on Friday but is still hoping for ink a longterm contract extension with the Cowboys before the start of the season.

 

Owner Jerry Jones reiterated that he sees Austin as a cornerstone player and a long-term member of the Cowboys. But he couldn't give a time table on when a new deal for Austin would be completed.

 

"He’s just a pleasure to have on your team," Jones  said during minicamp at Cowboys Stadium Saturday.  "We all

are so impressed with how his career has evolved, where he came from, how he’s developed.

"He’s got his eye on the things that really directly allow him to really improve, certainly to the extent that you see him with the attitude that he’s got, the work ethic that he’s got and the talent that’s he got. It makes it an easier job for me to think about what we’re going to be doing in the future involving him."

 

If it doesn't happen before the season, the Pro Bowler and go-to receiver will likely be the third highest paid  receiver on the team behind Dez Bryant and Roy Williams. Austin, however, said he is not going to worry about and will continue to what he can help the Cowboys win.

 

“I’m making double what I made last year, so at the end of the day, you can judge it toward other people, but I don’t like to compare myself to other people,” he said.

 

The Cowboys sure look like they have long-term plans for him – he’s added slot duties to his workload, perhaps in case Patrick Crayton isn’t around much longer. Coach Wade Phillips said Austin will be extremely dangerous as a slot receiver because the routes he can run and the mismatches he can exploit.

 

“Inside, outside, whatever,” he said. “I’m just trying to help us out wherever I can and trying to get open, inside or outside. I’m indifferent to the whole thing. Inside, outside, whatever.”

 

 

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Miles Austin was a two-year letterman at Garfield, N.J., High School, where he played wide receiver and defensive back.

It's Roy Williams' position in the Cowboys' base offense, which is a good indication that his starting job in jeopardy. Williams will move to flanker in three-wideout sets. WRs coach Ray Sherman also noted that he likes Miles Austin in the slot because Austin "may see less double coverage in there."

thanks,you are right

Austin is so confidence

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