The Dallas Cowboys have not ruled out re-signing Miles Austin.
While the Cowboys selected Devin Street in the fifth-round that will not prevent the team from possibly resigning the veteran Austin even if head coach Jason Garrett spoke about liking the teams current makeup.
“We love Miles Austin, we really do,” Garrett said after the draft to the teams official website. “Obviously, drafting Devin Street (Saturday), we addressed the receiver position a little bit. But Miles has been a really good player for us.”
The Cowboys designated Miles Austin a post-June 1 cut to free up $5.5 million on the salary cap in 2014. Austin had signed a six-year deal worth $54 million for the Cowboys in 2010. If re-signed the Cowboys would figure to give Austin the league minimum.
“The economics of his situation really factored into the decision we made with him, coupled with his injuries,” Garrett said. “We’ll look at the landscape when we get done. Miles is a guy that we have great respect for as a person and as a player.”