What a sad day, both Miles Austin and Demarcus Ware were or are to be cut by the Dallas Cowboys. Demarcus Ware may be a future hall of fame inductee but Miles Austin was just so much more fun to watch and cheer for personally. When he was healthy he was one of the better receivers the Cowboys have had in recent years until Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams came along. Although I realize neither Miles or Demarcus were living up to their payouts it is like witnessing a changing of the guard today. Out with the old and in with the new, the NFL way, no one is immune from it's eventuality. Even the great NFL Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith had to succumb to it's finality.
On the Cowboys all time receiving stats list Miles Austin is 9th for receptions with 301, 7th for receiving yards with 4,481, and 10th for receiving TDs with 34 touchdowns. He also owns the Cowboys single game receiving record with 250 yards on October 11th, 2009 against the Kansas City Chiefs, breaking a previous record of 246 yards that had stood since 1966 by Bob Hayes. Jason Witten, Michael Irvin, and Bob Hayes will always sit atop those all time leaderboards for a long time to come but if things keep going the way last year went Dez Bryant will surpass Miles Austin very soon. It certainly won't make me forget about the undrafted free agent receiver out of Monmouth University who came out of nowhere to break a very old single game receiving record for an NFL franchise with a very long list of talented current and former receivers. I will be cheering Dez Bryant on none the less though and throwing up the X (Bones where I'm from) when ever he makes a spectacular catch or clutch reception for the Cowboys.
Hat tip to Miles Austin, one of my favorite athletes who may never see the Super Bowl, own a NFL all time team record, have his name in the Cowboys ring of honor, or be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Thanks for the great games and good memories! I hope you make a 53 man roster somewhere, I just hope it isn't in the NFC East again unless you come back to the Cowboys.