Miles Austin

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    December 31, 2012

    'Skins 28, 'Boys 18: If Purgatory Sponsored a Football Team, It'd Be These Cowboys

    Man. How could it have ended any other way? It was such a familiar outcome that looking back on it seems disgustingly routine. Just when you put your tiny heart into hoping for this team to do well, it gets crushed as it has so many, many times before. One playoff victory isn't nearly accurate e ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Flags, Sacks and Hats: How The Cowboys Conquered The Bucs

    A week after being thoroughly handled by the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys returned to Dallas to be thoroughly handled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately for Dallas, Tampa didn't have a running back near the caliber of Marshawn Lynch, and their punt coverage team couldn't resist going for Cow ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    How the Cowboys Can Beat the Giants Sunday

    Editor's note: Jonathan Bales is the founder of and occasionally writes for The New York Times. We thought it'd be fun to have him break out the Xs and Os and Oh Shits before Sunday's big game. We apologize in advance for the nerdiness. While the "play-in game" that awaits t ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Without Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Cowboys' Receiving Corps is ... Yuck.

    ​The question isn't if Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo is going to play against the Washington Redskins Monday night. (He will.) It's who the heck is he gonna throw to? (Who knows?) With Miles Austin out (hamstring) and Dez Bryant iffy (thigh), the Cowboys are in danger of being lef ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Yeah, But What if Tramaine Brock Had Seen Miles Austin's Fumble?

    ​Tony Romo was gutsy last Sunday in San Francisco, but because the Cowboys lost he wasn't heroic. Jason Garrett should be fired for his insane 3rd-and-2 play call in the final minute that led to the loss to the 49ers. Dan Bailey might be a former NFL kicker. Jesse Holley is just a ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fantasy Cowboys*

    *This advice is contingent on you promising never to root for your Fantasy Team over your Favorite Team.

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    August 11, 2011

    Dallas-Denver: Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection

    ​Yes, thanks for asking, I am indeed ready for some football. And tonight we'll all get a smidge, in the form of Cowboys-Broncos in Arlington at 7:30. Jason Garrett said he plans to play his starters a series, or about 8 to 12 plays. Same with the Broncos and their new coach John Fox. ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Kim Kardashian Dumps Dallas Dudes, But Comes Back for Super Bowl XLV?

    ​In the past year -- in the wake of Reggie Bush -- Kim Kardashian has dated Dallas athletes Miles Austin, the Cowboys' receiver, and then Kris Humpries, who played briefly for the Mavericks. Apparently she hasn't, after all, moved on to Kanye West. While hotties like Jennifer Aniston,&nb ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Accountability, Shame and Wealth: A Review of My 2010 NFL Predictions

    ​You can say I botched my 2010 NFL prognostications. But you can't say I ran and hid from my errors. There's hope for me surviving this thing, as I have Big Ten Buffoonery dough coming in, tonight's Megamillions jackpot is up to $330 million and I actually sneaked by with a profit b ... More >>

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    December 26, 2010

    Same Crap, Different Coach: Jason Garrett Not the Answer as Cowboys Lose Winnable Game to Struggling Cards 27-26 and Fall to 5-10

    Miles Austin caught six balls for 115 yards and a TD, but his slip-up turned into a defensive TD, and his post-game antics were embarrassing. ​If there ever was an easy win to be had this year for the Dallas Cowboys, last night's Christmas match-up with the Arizona Cardinals was it. Universi ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Cowboys Beat Skins 33-30, But Near Loss Lowers Jason Garrett's Stock

    ​(With Richie Whitt on vacation for the next two weeks, Dallas Observer staff writer Sam Merten has graciously agreed to pitch in. Commenters, on your mark...) Long before the Cowboys' playoff chances were officially toast, this season felt doomed from the beginning. The devastating 13-7 loss to ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Eagles 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys 53-Man Roster Projection: 8.23.10

    ​The Cowboys are 2-1 in the preseason. They've suffered numerous injuries but only one serious (tight end John Phillips). The defense has been at times dominating. The offense has been sporadic at best. Kickers Mat McBriar and David Buehler look reliable. Add it all up and - with meanin ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Cowboys Training Camp 8.3.10: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Regarding Brett Favre's latest, but certainly not last retirement, I think Cowboys' linebacker Bradie James put it best: "Don't care." 9. Tip for autograph seekers at The Alamodome: Get a roster. When Jason Hatcher walks off the field toward the tunnel, "Hey, 97!" isn't going to steer hi ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Miles Austin on the Cover of Sports Illustrated. Uh-Oh.

    ​For the second time in 2010, Dallas Cowboys' receiver Miles Austin has made the cover of Sports Illustrated. A sign of stardom? Or a jinx waiting to strike? Austin is on this week's cover curiously wearing a No. 2 jersey (as a Yankees fan, he was honoring Derek Jeter during a minicamp practi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Miles Austin Kim Kardashian? Say It Ain't So

    Say it Ain't So, Miles.​Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has a new contract. He doesn't, however, have a new girlfriend. I'll say it. "Kardaustian" ain't so. At least not yet. While the Internet cranks up its buzz machine for the Miles Austin-is-dating-Kim-Kardashian rumors, this gir ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    It's June, and Miles Austin Still Isn't Signed as a Long-Term Dallas Cowboy

    ​While we rate and debate Roy Williams vs. Dez Bryant, the uncertainty about Miles Austin as the Dallas Cowboys' No. 1 receiver is starting to linger into concern. Today's deadline will pass with Austin not having signed the team's tender offer and still being a restricted free agent, meaning ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Dallas Cowboys' Draft: 'Tis Better to Receive?

    ​Jason Witten? Check. Miles Austin? Check. Patrick Crayton? Yeah, okay, check. Roy Williams? Hmm. Dez Bryant? Interesting. Entering next month's NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys have needs. At safety. At kicker. At offensive tackle. And, yes, at receiver. But are the concerns there enough to take ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Do You Believe in Miles Austin?

    ​Roy Williams was supposed to be the Dallas Cowboys' No. 1 receiver. But he sucks. So, despite not starting the first four games last year, Miles Austin ascended into the role and had a breakout season: 81 catches for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. Tony Romo obviously trusts him. The Cow ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Do You Trust Jerry Jones in the NFL Draft?

    ​A month from tonight - that's right, tonight - the NFL Draft will commence in prime for the first time. Currently with the 27th overall pick, what will your Dallas Cowboys do? A safety? Perhaps Southern Cal's Taylor Mays or Texas' Earl Thomas? An offensive lineman for when, not if, Flozell A ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Okay, Football's Over. On to 2010 and What?

    ​Yeah, yeah. Who Dat and all that. Congratulations. Hug a troubled city. Now, let's move on. To 2010. Next season is now this season. When the NFL kicks off next season your Dallas Cowboys will be a favorite to play in Super Bowl XLV next Februrary in Arlington. According to one online g ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    With Your Dallas Cowboys, How High is High Enough?

    ​Wade Phillips is back. Miles Austin will be (fingers crossed) back. The Dallas Cowboys will enter the 2010 season with momentum, eight Pro Bowl players and high expectations. But how high? This year they won a division title and their first playoff game in 13 years. Next year ... 

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    January 21, 2010

    2009 Cowboys in Review: My 10 Fave Plays

    ​I'm generally considered a pissy guy with a half-glass-empty view of the world around attacking me. But there are times when I can be joyfully hopeful. The Cowboys' season ended with a resounding 34-3 thud, but there were plenty of warm-n-fuzzy moments to keep us both satisfied about '09 and ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Cowboys on the Cover: Justification or Jinx?

    ​Miles Austin has overcome being from Monmouth College. Miles Austin has overcome being an undrafted free agent. Miles Austin has overcome being buried on the bench until Week 5. Miles Austin has overcome playing receiver opposite Roy Williams. But ... 

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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Bowl: The Joy of Six

    ​Punter Mat McBriar (he's forced a league-high 23 fair catches) seems a thorny omission and a case can be made for quarterback Tony Romo (five less touchdowns than Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, but 18 less sacks), but the Dallas Cowboys should be pleased to have landed six players on the NFC Pro ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Wowboys 24, Aints 17: My Top 10 Observations

    ​Okay, I'm technically on vacation. But I know the drill. When a dude predicts the Cowboys will lose 45-10 and is flat dead ass wrong, he needs to show up to take his Season's Beatings. Right? So here I am, take your best shot. FYI, I like my crow with a cup of gumbo. 10. Wholly Guacamole!!! ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    This Just In, Your Dallas Cowboys Won't Have 13 Pro Bowlers This Season

    ​Not, that is, if online fan voting is any indicator of things to come. In's online voting that ends Dec. 21, only one Dallas Cowboy leads his position - linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Jay Ratliff, Tony Romo, Miles Austin and Jason Witten? Not among the top two of their respective spots. O ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    Wowboys 24, 'Fraiders 7: My Top 10 Observations

    Welcome back. We missed you.​10. A win? Meh. Stats schmatts. Turkey? Whatever. Not to name drop or pound my chest or launch a pre-emptive-strike excuse for whatever distracted drivel may follow, but the highlight of a certain dorky sportswriter/radio host's Thanksgiving  ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Cowboys at the Halfway Point: Who's Your MVP?

    Since Deion isn't the MVP, then who?​The Dallas Cowboys are 6-2. Your glass of blue Kool-Aid is more half-full than half-empty. Wade Phillips is Coach of the Year, Tony Romo's in the Pro Bowl, Keith Brooking is Badass of the Decade and you've got the Cowboys penciled in for Super ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Roy Williams >, < or = Terrell Owens?

    Uh-oh. Get me re-write!​It was just one week ago that - despite his mediocre production - I was publicly defending Dallas Cowboys' receiver Roy Williams. My reasoning? He was a better teammate than the dearly departed Terrell Owens. "A stand-up guy," I wrote. "Good character." Eff ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Wowboys 38, Seahags 17: My Top 10 Observations.

    AP​10. Ten. That's how many Cowboys caught passes Sunday. Of the players eligible to be a receiver, only Tashard Choice got shut out. 9. Halloween hangover. The end of Daylight Savings Time. Whatever. Something weird was going on at Cowboys Stadium, for I coulda swore I saw Bobby Carpenter ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Miles to Go Before We ... Believe in Austin?

    Now he's got the grabs to supplement the groupies.​Turns out Miles Austin is Mr. Fix It. Who knew? Wade Phillips' job insecurity. Jason Garrett's credibility. The Terrell Owens supporters. Tony Romo's playmaking. Don't look now, but the undrafted receiver from Monmouth took care of all thos ... More >>

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    October 25, 2009

    Wowboys 37, Filthy Birds 21: My Top 10 Observations

    AP Not a one-hit wonder after all.​10. Linebacker Keith Brooking's performance and passion is refreshing. The way he was running past and taunting Atlanta's bench and his old Falcons' teammates after big plays today, he's quickly become the Cowboys' version of Brian Dawkins. All great ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Wade Phillips: Please Help Me Translate

    So, Miles Austin has a great, record-setting perfrmance. Obviously, common sense says he's promoted and, in turn, Patrick Crayton gets demoted. Fundamental leadership says you inform your employees of their roles and their positions. So, Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, surely you told ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    One Year Later: The Cowboys Overpaid for Roy Williams. Duh.

    ​Seems strange timing to bemoan the Dallas Cowboys' receiving corps in the wake of Miles Austin's record-setting day, but let's face it - the trade for Roy Williams a year ago has been a gigantic flop. My first reaction to news that the Cowboys had acquired Williams and a 7th-r ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    The Ugliest Cowboys' Win in the History of Ever?

    ​Last year's 13-9 win over Tampa Bay was ugly. I seemed to remember a 10-6 yawner over Buffalo in 2003. And, of course, there was the 9-7 classic over the Redskins on Monday Night Football in 2001 when both teams entered 0-4. I'm sure there are others, but yesterday's Cowboys 26, C ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Cowboys 26, Chiefs, 20, Sighs 1,000,000

    Chances are he's looking for Miles Austin.​10. Say what you will about the Cowboys' lack of execution, their enthusiasm and effort was impressive. Keith Brooking. Jay Ratliff. Tashard Choice. They didn't always play well, but you can't say they didn't play hard.    ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    T.O. = Thoroughly Overrated

    ​Week 1 receiving stats: Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills - 2 catches, 46 yards, 0 touchdowns. Loss. Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Dallas Cowboys - 8 catches, 263 yards, 3 touchdowns. Win. My reaction? ...

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    August 20, 2009
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    July 29, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys' Final 53-Man Roster Will Look Like ...

    Let's not get greedy. For now we'd settle for a win in December.​This? Just hours before the first practice of training camp here at The Alamodome, I decided to doodle up what the Cowboys' final roster will look like come the Sept. 13th opener at Tampa Bay. It starts here. And ends up below ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Hash Over: AMPM Opens Restaurant, Dragonfly Rolls Out New Brunch Menu, And Express Offers 25-Cent Brownies

    Danny HurleyAMPM: If it's good enough for Miles Austin's birthday party, surely it's good enough for you. AMPM (300 N. Akard St., in the Mosaic building) promises "Dallas' only ultra urban luxury dining experience," which one presumes means that it's the only place in the city of Dallas where you c ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Weekend Photos: Cowboys with Bunnies, Cheerleaders and Dirtbikes, and Russ Martin Onstage

    Danny Hurley Commence jealousy. Miles Austin loving that it's his birthday.We've got a handful of photo sets up from the weekend that, even if they're not quite sports shots, are at least sports-related. Well, close enough they're worth a mention here in the Sportatorium.First off, got to poi ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    After a Few Drinks, Dallas Cowboys and Playboy Bunnies Can Get Along Famously

    Danny HurleyNothing says "happy birthday" quite like seeing your jersey number right here.After surviving last weekend's Terror on the Tarmac, we figured photographer Danny Hurley had earned a sweetheart assignment for Unfair Park this week -- so when we heard the Dallas Cowboys and Playboy bunnies ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    After the Draft: Projecting the Cowboys' 53-Man Roster

    Ugh.There's a minicamp at Valley Ranch this weekend, only three months before training camp in San Antonio and a mere 139 days until the Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2009 NFL season against the Buccaneers in Tampa. No better time to look into my crystal football and predict the team's o ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 15

    If Marion Barber was healthy. If Ben Roethlisberger was healthy. If Felix Jones and Miles Austin and Kyle Kosier were all 100 percent for Sunday's Cowboys-Steelers game.Oh yeah, and if the field wasn't a patch of slippery sod slop out of a Saving Private Ryan battle scene.If all those were in play, ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Oh No, Romo!

    How's this for a trifecta of terrible: *Tony Romo pulls off a David Blaine escape in the pocket, only to overthrow Miles Austin and have his pass intercepted to lead to an Eagles' touchdown. *On the ensuing kickoff, returner Isaiah Stanback botches the ball and finally falls on it at the six ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Welcome to Training Camp. Er, Paradise

    Terence Newman has a groin injury. I have a really crappy camera. I’ve received lots of suggestions on what you guys wanna know about Cowboys’ camp – How’s Felix Jones look? Can Zach Thomas still play? What’s up with Jerry’s hat? – so the best way to attack this thing is by diving ... More >>

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