Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/22/14

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys runs after making a catch as Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints runs after him for the tackle in the first quarter at Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Earlier today ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that the Dallas Cowboys could end up releasing wide receiver Miles Austin to help get themselves under the salary cap. Most interesting potential salary-cap casualty in coming days: Cowboys WR Miles Austin. Dallas needs cap space and Austin would provide it. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2013 Cowboys would save $3.6 million against their salary cap if they released WR Miles Austin. The team is roughly $18 million over the cap. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2013 Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has reported that the Cowboys aren’t expected to release Austin.  They’re dedicated to helping him get healthy and in shape for the 2013 season. Austin has been hampered by hamstring injuries over the past two seasons.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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