The Miles Austin Sweepstakes

The Miles Austin Sweepstakes is on and it looks like, because of the “poison pill” contract, he very well might become a New York Jet should they decide he is worth giving up their second round draft pick. (52nd overall) 

With Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd (who is yet to sign his restricted offer) battling for the number two spot, that leaves only converted quarterback Isiah Stanback as our “starting” calibre wide receivers. At this point, we are thinking seriously about getting some help at the receiver position. 

In free agency, veterans Marvin Harrison and Tori Holt are the big names who should be able to step into a system and contribute right away. How durable they are is the question. 

In the draft, no matter who you get, unless he is a freak of nature, a receiver will need a year or two to become a regular contributer. Most players, they say, are a make or break in their third year.
 
Below is a link that has a list of players available sorted by stars:
5 star = 1st round hopeful
4 star= second round hopeful
and so on… 
 
2009 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings
 
We should find out by the 17th whether we have Miles or not. A whole lot of decisions need to be made should he sign with another team.

Comments
  1. Mike

    You know I was thinking at the end of the season that we had some depth finally at WR. Then the absence of Owens and now possibly Austin. We still need other positions in the draft so how did we get back to needing WR’s. It may be time for Jones to spend some money on a free agent, don’t you think?

  2. lenny

    last time we picked youth over wisdom.we got 3 rings, get it??? youth buys into the system and wisdom buys into wat they know and dont get rings, example t.o.!!!!!!!

  3. james

    This is getting ridiculous now,now we are in even more a hole at WR.I am pushing for Torry Holt to be signed we need some help at WR Roy and Jason cannot do it by themselves.

  4. nate

    if the jets get him, tori holt’s agent would be my first call…i wouldnt be so quick to package those two 2nd rounders to move up in the first either…those things are like gold.

  5. Jack

    The Cowboys need to fix that Offensive line first. You can’t run, throw or catch unless you have a good O-line. Back in the 90’s that’s what the Cowboys had. Besides Baltimore you look at all the teams that won the superbowl what did they have in common??? they all had good O-line’s. I don’t know about you guys but I am tired of seeing Romo getting hit and sacked all day. There will always be WR’s out there but good O-linemen are hard to find.

  6. Nate The Cowboy Ninja

    i hear ya, jack, but who are we replacing? everyone is locked up til 2012 except for kosier, who has one year left. i still say a healthy kosier is more than suffice at left guard. now depth is definately a concern. i like holland and that’s it. procter, free and mcquistan are not the answer. in the sixth round of the draft, i like dallas reynolds from byu to replace procter at b/u center and guard. in the third round, i like fenuki tupou to back up and eventually be the successor to colombo at right tackle.