With the Dallas Cowboys up against the salary cap once again going into this offseason, it’s quite likely that Miles Austin has seen his last snap as a member of “America’s Team.”
With the latest 2014 cap projection at about $127 million, the Cowboys will enter the free agency period around $25 million over the cap. Jettisoning the oft-injured Austin--who was signed to a six-year, $57 million extension back in 2010--the Cowboys will take a good chunk out of that figure.
Per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas:
“Wide receiver Miles Austin figures to be a June 1 casualty, which will open up $5.5 million in space, but would carry more than $5 million in dead money in 2015. Most of that money will be used to sign the draft picks.”
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If this does mark the end of Austin’s run in Dallas, he finishes with 301 receptions for 4,481 yards and 34
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