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Miles Austin leaves bold talk to Roy Williams

8/26/2010

OXNARD, Calif. -- Roy Williams said this week that he believes this Cowboys offense can match what Minnesota did in 1998, when the Vikings set an NFL scoring record during Randy Moss’ rookie season.

Miles Austin wasn’t about to say such a mouthful.

“I’m not going to compare us to anything,” Austin said. “I’m just going to say that I think we have a pretty good team. If we all work hard, then hopefully we’re going to win some games.”

That pretty much illustrates the difference between Williams and Austin.

Williams is one of the league’s best quotes. He’s full of bravado but has been empty in terms of substance since arriving at Valley Ranch.

Austin goes out of his way to avoid saying anything that might make a good headline. His style is to keep his head down and prove himself on the field.

There’s nothing necessarily wrong with Williams’ quotable nature. Heck, it’s hard to find a media member who doesn’t love the guy. It’s just a shame his production hasn’t come close to matching his personality.

It’d be nice if Austin, a good guy, offered something more than clich├ęs in his conversations with the media. But you can’t fault a man who just wants to focus on football.