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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.