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Tony Romo And Miles Austin Now Set To Define Current Cowboys Era


Miles Austin may not have realized this yesterday when his deal was finalized, but his putting pen to a six year extension places him in the Robin seat for this franchise moving forward. Since Tony Romo took over the starting job, the Cowboys have been to the playoffs three times in four years, and, thanks largely to Bill Parcells, he leads a team with playoff talent at most spots moving forward. He has an All-Pro tight end, a promising, explosive running back, and a precocious rookie receiver with talent comparable to Austin, but Miles is his guy. Miles is the man who broke records last season and who could challenge some of Michael Irvin's numbers this year, and he's the man who is now paid to be this team's #2.

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Unless Dez Bryant is so good that he somehow forces Austin into a secondary role, when we look back on these Cowboys, we will first think of Romo and Austin, the two undrafted free agents who have already paired up to lead Dallas to one division title. And as far as I'm concerned, that's great. Now to fix this offensive line...

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