Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a play against the Washington Redskins at FedExField.
Miles Austin’s bank account went under a drastic and wonderful change last month when Austin was rewarded by the team with a six-year, $54 million contract extension. But the man himself remains greatly unaffected by his newfound wealth, a predictable enough development, considering that this sort of level-headedness was one of the key factors in Dallas’ efforts to lock him up with a longterm deal.
Austin, in a recent interview with ESPN Radio 103.3 FM, said that outside of a few more hopefuls asking him for money (“I’ll get you back on the first” we imagine them saying), nothing has really changed.
“No, you’re going to get the same guy,” Austin said. “Nothing really has changed at all; I’m really doing the same things and hanging out. I mean, I got a couple of people asking me for money every now and again a little bit more than normal but other than that, it’s pretty much the same as always.”
This very sober, lunch-pale sort of attitude played no small role in Austin winning the contract extension in the first place. Executive vice president Stephen Jones, shortly after Austin agreed to terms on the extension, praised the 26-year-old for his attitude as much, if not more than, his prowess on the football field.
"Everything he's about would point to that he's not a one-year wonder," executive vice president Stephen Jones said, shortly after the extension was announced. "Whether it be his work ethic, whether it be that he's off the field a great person, a great leader.
"He's the anti-wide receiver. He's the anti-diva that you normally see with receivers. He's just not that type of guy. He's a hard worker, so you put that and then you actually see what goes on the field.”
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