For instance, Austin was a friend of Sam Hurd when the Bears receiver was with the team. I asked Austin today if he was aware of the news about Hurd's arrest for drug trafficking. Austin said he had heard what had happened, but would not say another word about it.
"Only as it relates to football," Austin said.
One question people were curious to ask Austin is what happened in the waning moments against the Giants. The scene: Cowboys are trying to run out the game and face a 3rd-and-5 from its own 25 with 2:25 remaining. Tony Romo's pass for Austin is just over his fingers. Cowboys punt. Giants score TD. Giants win. Cue Hell week for Cowboys.
Romo said after the game that Austin told him he got it lost in the lights. This is nitpicking, but that's not quite what happened.
"I wish I would have reacted better, to be honest with you," Austin TOLD ME on Thursday. "It was a missed opportunity. That would have been huge for us in the game. Just gotta get better than that. I wish I would have reacted earlier, sooner to the ball."
Austin said he is 100 percent healthy, meaning his injured hamstring had nothing to do his not catching that ball.
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