Miles Austin to See More Action
Miles Austin is a secret weapon no more. In Week 5 of the 2009 NFL season, Austin had a monstrous outing. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys had ten catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns. The receiving yards broke a franchise record and his performance apparently earned him more action going forward.
Said Wade Phillips, head coach of the Cowboys: “We’re going to get him on the field. His run after the catch is so strong that if you get him the football, he’s liable to make a big play.”
Austin started Week 5 due to Roy Williams missing the game with an injury. If Austin is going to see more action, who will see less action? Williams has a big contract and it’s unlikely he’d happily accept a bench role. That leaves the other starting wide receiver — Patrick Crayton. Crayton has been productive at times but Austin may have just leapfrogged him in the depth chart.