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    MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys attends Madden Bowl XVI at Clevelander Hotel on February 4, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    It’s been a financially sunny couple of weeks for Cowboys’ wide receiver Miles Austin, and, knowing the understated Austin, it’s hard not to be happy for him. The consummate professional, Austin was awarded a six-year, $54 million contract extension with the Cowboys last week. Today, after several months of negotiation, it was announced that he has agreed to a multi-year deal with sporting apparel giant Under Armour.

    I am extremely excited to announce our partnership with Miles Austin," said Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour in a release, per the Dallas Morning News. "His on-field success is a product of his incredible work ethic and disciplined training regimen. We look forward to working with Miles, as he reflects our mission to make all athletes better."

    Austin wore Under Armour cleats throughout the preseason and in Dallas’ week one game against the Redskins in Washington. He is the second Cowboys’ receiver to find himself in negotiations with the company this year; rookie Dez Bryant had a short-lived relationship with the brand before an amicable split during the preseason.

    As part of the deal, Austin will soon appear in television and print advertisements.

    “Under Armour is a tremendous company," Austin said in a release. "It's a company that's caught fire in our league and all over. My commitment to training has helped me become a better football player, and I am thrilled to represent a brand that shares my desire to perform at the highest level."

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