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Miles Austin: It's The Players' Failure

According to Ed Werder appearing on ESPN NFL Live, Miles Austin says that the failure of the Cowboys this season falls on the players shoulders, not the coaching staff. This is contrary to the opinion of Jay Ratliff and Martellus Bennett, who said that the failure was “50/50” on the players and coaches.

Austin has enjoyed a productive season thus far, even during the Cowboys miserable season. Austin has 45 receptions for 657 yards – but only has two touchdowns.

Austin’s production was bound to decrease slightly with the addition of Dez Bryant to the Dallas receiving corps. The injury to starting quarterback Tony Romo hasn’t helped. Austin did have 7 catches for 117 yards against the Jaguars with Jon Kitna at quarterback but had only two receptions for 16 yards in the blowout loss against the Packers on Sunday night.

Austin is on pace for 90 receptions and 1,314 yards with four touchdowns for the season. It will be interesting to see what happens to his – and the other Cowboys skill players – production under Jason Garrett as head coach.

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