Big things will be expected from Williams this coming season after he caught 44 passes for 736 yards and five touchdowns last season. The Cowboys recently hired Scott Linehan to be their offensive coordinator and there is expected to be no shortage of passes coming from quarterback Tony Romo.
That defenses will likely focus on Bryant and tight end Jason Witten make Williams a serious breakout player. Those who play fantasy football will want to keep an eye on him in their drafts.
As for Austin, he struggled with injuries and failed to live up to his six-year, $54 million contract extension that included $18 million in guaranteed money which was given following his breakout season of 2009. Austin caught 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2009 but those numbers had steadily declined to 24 receptions for 244 yards and zero touchdowns last season.
Austin will be officially designated as a June 1 cut saving the Cowboys space against the salary cap. The Cowboys will not get the $5.5 million credit until after June 1 which should help their sign their draft picks.