Miles Austin WR CLE 5 Months

The Jets could show interest in Miles Austin if/when he's cut by the Cowboys.

Austin is expected to be designated as a post-June 1 cut, saving the Cowboys $5.5 million. He's been highly injury-prone and ineffective ever since his 2009 breakout, but he'd be cheap flier for a Jets team that's absolutely desperate for weapons. The top-three wideouts on their depth chart right now are Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Stephen Hill.

Miles Austin WR CLE 6 Months

According to ESPN Dallas, "all the sounds coming from Valley Ranch" suggest the Cowboys "want to move on" from Miles Austin.

It doesn't look like Austin will even get a chance to stay via a pay cut. He's fully expected to be released as a post-June 1 cut, thus saving the Cowboys $5.5 million on a player who has been unable to sustain health or effectiveness since his 2009 breakout. Austin, who will turn 30 in June, is not going to find a hot market after averaging just 3.8 catches for 52.9 yards with 20 touchdowns over the last four seasons. Raw rookie Terrance Williams was far more productive in 2013.

Miles Austin WR CLE 7 Months

Speaking Monday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it's "too early" to discuss the contract status of Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware.

Due $5.5 million next season, Austin is widely expected to be a post-June 1 cut. Slated to earn a combined $26 million over the next two years, Ware is expected to restructure. Jones is unfailingly loyal to players he discovered and cultivated, but there would be zero sense in bringing the soon-to-be 30-year-old Austin back for 2014. Constantly battling hamstring injuries, Austin was a complete non-factor this season, while Terrance Williams is waiting in the wings as a replacement.

Miles Austin WR CLE 8 Months

The Cowboys are expected to release Miles Austin as a post-June 1 cut.

The move would save $5.5 million versus the salary cap, but results in more than $5 million in 2015 dead money. Still, the Cowboys will need the room this year, and Austin isn't remotely worth his $5.5 million base salary. Austin's contract has proven to be one of Jerry Jones' biggest blunders, and that's saying something. The Cowboys should have gotten rid of this mess last year.

Miles Austin WR CLE 8 Months

Miles Austin caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Austin was used in a rotation with Terrance Williams, but failed to make an impact in the passing game and was targeted on Kyle Orton's game-sealing fourth quarter interception. His 2013 season ends with just 24 catches for 244 yards and no touchdowns. Austin appeared in only 11 games due to injury and is widely expected to be released in the offseason. The Cowboys can save $5 million by making him a post June 1 cut.

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The Cowboys could save $5 million by making Miles Austin a post June 1 cut.

Miles Austin WR CLE 8 Months

Miles Austin caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Washington.

Miles Austin WR CLE 8 Months

Miles Austin caught two passes for 35 yards in Dallas' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

Miles Austin WR CLE 9 Months

Miles Austin caught two passes for 19 yards in Week 14 versus the Bears.

Austin was targeted four times. He failed to reel in a catch-able ball in the first half. Austin and Terrance Williams are cancelling each other out on offense, leaving neither as a roster-worthy receiver in re-draft leagues.

Miles Austin WR CLE 9 Months

Miles Austin was limited to one catch for 18 yards in the Cowboys' Week 13 win over teh Raiders.

He was targeted five times, and has now secured a pathetic 2-of-8 targets for 35 yards since returning from his hamstring two weeks ago. The Cowboys need to think long and hard about turning back to rookie Terrance Williams as their No. 2 wide receiver. Austin's effectiveness evaporated some years ago.