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Pro Bowler Austin Signs $3.2M Tender with Cowboys

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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)

    Pro Bowl receiver Miles Austin has signed his $3.168 million contract tender with the Dallas Cowboys.

    The signing came Friday, when the Cowboys opened a minicamp that will be their last organized team workouts until training camp opens in six weeks.

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said the Cowboys want to sign Austin to a long-term deal.

    Austin went from relative unknown to Pro Bowl pick last season, when he caught 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. He broke Bob Hayes' single-game Cowboys record with 250 receiving yards against Kansas City in October, when he caught 10 passes and had two touchdowns.

    Had Austin not signed his tender by Tuesday, the Cowboys could have reduced it to $1.65 million, or 10 percent over his 2009 salary.

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