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Austin Back At Valley Ranch



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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after his 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    Cowboys' receiver Miles Austin returned to Valley Ranch yesterday after missing the first two weeks of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program, according to multiple sources.

    Austin, a restricted free agent who is currently seeking a long-term extension, will make $3.168 million in 2010 based on a first- and third-round tender offer given him last month. He spent time in Los Angeles working out with a trainer independent of the team before rejoining the Cowboys on Tuesday.

    Thursday represents the deadline for other teams to present Austin an offer sheet, and the receiver hasn't visited any teams this offseason.

    Jerry and Stephen Jones have each said that getting Austin an extension was a priority, but, according to Austin's agent, David Dunn, there has been little real progress between the parties.

    The breakout star of 2009, Austin led the team in receiving yards (1,320) and touchdowns (11) on his way to a Pro Bowl selection.