In a season of lost causes, perhaps no player had a tougher time than oft-injured wide receiver Miles Austin. Austin has been a longtime fan favorite with his good looks and dynamic ability to get yards after the catch. However, Austin has quickly fallen from the graces of coaching staff and fans alike and is unlikely to return to the team next season.
Austin started out last season on a high note with a 10 reception game against the New York Giants but things quickly went downhill. He only missed two games (due to hamstring injuries), but there was a noticeable difference in his play throughout the year. He didn’t have the explosive speed that used to get him plenty of open looks across the middle of the field and was rarely targeted by Tony Romo. Austin had only 24 receptions and averaged a measly 10.2 yards per catch.
With the emergence of Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams it’s high unlikely that Austin will be on the roster next season. The Cowboys also have a salary cap problem and Austin might be one of the many cuts that will be made.