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Austin Signing Could Be Near

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Miles Austin #19 of the NFC's Dallas Cowboys looks and smiles to the stands during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-34. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are back at work today at Valley Ranch, the beginning of the second session of organized team activities this offseason, and Pro Bowl receiver Miles Austin remains the team's only unsigned restricted free agent.

Austin received the first- and third-round tender offer worth $3.168 million.

The breakout star of 2009 has been practicing with the team, but has not yet signed the offer in hopes of landing a long-term deal. With the uncapped year looming, though, Austin will likely be obliged to sign the tender sooner or later.

For financial reasons, all signs are pointing to "sooner."

If Austin doesn't sign by the 15th of this month, as stipulated by league rules, Dallas will have the option to pay him 110% of his 2009 salary--$1.65 million--for the 2010 season.

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