Miles Austin will enter training camp officially under contract. Austin signed his $3.168 million deal on Friday, but he wasn’t ecstatic over it. He is hoping to sign a long-term contract with the Cowboys before they head to training camp July 23rd. “Yeah, it’s not that big of a deal to me. It is what it is,” Austin said. “I’m here to work, that’s what I do. I’m not trying to lose any more money.”
Austin is hoping that a deal can be worked out before the start of the season, but it is unlikely the Cowboys are going to enter serious negotiations until midway during the season. While Austin’s season last year has given him a raise this season, the Cowboys want to make sure he is no “flash in the pan” receiver. If Austin can start this season off at a similar level to the way he ended it, it will push the Cowboys into negotiations.
Austin is not too worried about it, “I think it’s one of those things that we’ll see how it goes,” Austin said. “Obviously I’d say that I’d like to get it done before or after the season, preferably. But who knows, if they come into the season with some crazy (offer).”
We will have to wait and see how Jerry Jones approaches it when things really start to roll.