CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW

Cowboys

How Austin Release Will Impact Cowboys’ Cap

By Mike Fisher | 105.3 The Fan, CBSDFW.com
View Comments
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

1268572 Mike Fisher
 Mike Fisher is an award-winning newspaper journalist, the author of...
Read More
Cowboys Central
Buy Cowboys Tickets
Sun Sep.21
  Away vs St Louis Rams
findticketsbtn How Austin Release Will Impact Cowboys Cap
Sun Sep.28
    Home vs New Orleans Saints
findticketsbtn How Austin Release Will Impact Cowboys Cap
Sun Oct.5
    Home vs Houston Texans
findticketsbtn How Austin Release Will Impact Cowboys Cap
Sun Oct.12
    Away vs Seattle Seahawks
findticketsbtn How Austin Release Will Impact Cowboys Cap
Shop for Cowboys Gear NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
More Cowboys

Cowboys News Cowboys News

CoachesCorner Coaches Corner

JerryJonesShow The Owners Box

CowboysCheerleaders Cowboys Cheerleaders

Fantasy_tileNFL Cheerleaders

IRVING (105.3 THE FAN) – The dismissal of Miles Austin as a post-June 1 cut has been virtually a foregone conclusion since the end of the season. But the Dallas Cowboys are likely to assign that designation as early as today, thus freeing up $5.5 million in cap space that will be available to spend in June.

That number aligns perfectly with what the Cowboys will need to sign their draft picks in May. And while Austin will remain on the books for two years (Dallas will reduce his 2014 cap hit from $8.25 million to $2.75 mil and will have $5.1 million of dead money on next year’s cap), the move suggests an increased awareness on the part of team management to move away from the policy of paying age.

Austin, who turns 30 this summer, had 81 receptions for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns in a breakout 2009 season and shortly thereafter signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension, the Cowboys betting on the come. But hamstring injuries have robbed Austin of his effectiveness; he contributed only 24 catches for 244 yards and no touchdowns in 2013.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest Cowboys:

Top Trending:

View Comments