Miles Austin not working out with Cowboys
Miles Austin burst onto the scene in 2009 and put up some ridiculous numbers on his way to earning the title of “Pro Bowler.”
Now, the 25-year-old wide receiver wants to be paid like one.
Austin has chosen to stay away from the Cowboys this offseason, quarterback Tony Romo told ESPN radio, per the Dallas Morning News.
Instead, the wide receiver is working out in Los Angeles.
“Oh, Miles will be back, don't worry, he'll be back and around,” said Romo. “He's just getting things done, the business side of things that happens once and while.”
Austin—a restricted free agent—was tendered at the highest level on March 4, which landed him a 2010 salary worth $3.168 million.
After catching 81 passes for 1,320 yards (third in NFL) and 11 touchdowns (fourth), the wideout clearly feels that he is being underpaid for his services.
The good news for Dallas fans is that owner Jerry Jones made it clear back in March that signing Austin to a long-term deal was the team’s top offseason priority.
And after dumping offensive tackle Flozell Adams’ $2.5 million roster bonus and $5 million 2010 base salary on April 2, the team now has some extra cash to send in Austin’s direction.
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