Cowboys reward Miles Austin just in time

Miles Austin consistently did the right thing as a restricted free agent.

He didn’t openly complain about his situation, one that ensnared dozens of players waiting for pay days around the league. He went to work.

Now, the Dallas Cowboys’ top wide receiver has been rewarded. Three days before the start of his season, Austin has received a $57 million, six-year contract extension from the club, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The new deal makes Austin one of the highest-paid receivers in the league. It also puts him in line with what teammate Roy Williams is making after the ill-fated trade-and-sign move owner Jerry Jones made. It was going to be difficult for the Cowboys to begin the season with Williams earning far more than Austin. Now, they’re on even ground when it comes to pay checks and that won’t cause any friction.

Austin exploded for 81 receptions for 1,320 yards with 11 touchdowns last season to become Tony Romo’s favorite target.

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