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March 11, 2014

Miles Austin gone, too, as Cowboys will designate him post-June 1 cut

The Cowboys are moving on from another big name on their roster. Although they have yet to announce it, Dallas has decided to part ways with Miles Austin.

The receiver will be designated a post-June 1 cut, according to a source.

His departure saves the Cowboys $5.5 million in cap space. Though they can't use the credit now to sign free agents, they can use it to sign their draft picks in May.

Austin, who turns 30 this summer, hasn't done much since the Cowboys signed him to a six-year, $54 million contract extension at the start of the 2010 season. He had 81 receptions for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns in a breakout 2009 season that earned him a new deal.

His only other 1,000-yard season came in 2010 when he caught 69 passes for 1,041 yards and seven touchdowns. Austin has been hampered by hamstring injuries since and has been replaced as the Cowboys' No. 1 receiver by Dez Bryant.

Austin had only 24 catches for 244 yards and no touchdowns in 2013.

Terrance Williams, a third-round pick in 2013 who had 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie, will start opposite Bryant. Dallas will be in the market for a third receiver.

-- Charean Williams


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