Now Miles Austin presents a very interesting case. There is no doubt that Austin is still a productive receiver in this league despite being injury-prone. With an $8 million price tag and the emergence of Dez Bryant as a true number one receiver, does Austin become expendable?
Just think about it.
Austin is still a very capable wide receiver who has a very decent trade value. He could pull the Cowboys an additional second or third-round pick and save them a ton of cap money.
It’s legitimate to be concerned about a move like this.
The Cowboys aren’t exactly drowning in depth at wide receiver, and unless you like the promise of Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley, this move is pointless.
I happen to like Dwayne Harris a ton and think he has the ability to be a solid wide receiver in this league. Another option would be getting a free agent wide receiver to fill the void at an affordable price.
Some big name free agents are Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings and Wes Welker. Some role players could be Brandon Gibson or Jerome Simpson. There are also a few draft prospects who could be available.
I don’t think Austin moves unless the right deal comes along. However, it would be smart for the Cowboys to at least listen to teams who might be interested.
Draft picks talk in this league, and the Cowboys could use more of them.