Cowboys Tracker: Miles Austin


OXNARD, Calif. -- Monday’s one-on-one drills were Miles Austin’s best work of training camp.

Austin took three red zone reps against top cornerback Brandon Carr and got the best of him each time. Austin scored twice on fade routes, including a pretty leaping catch to begin the drills, and got wide open on a slant.

The slant was a perfect example of a healthy Austin’s change-of-direction burst, which is rare for a receiver his size (6-foot-2, 216 pounds). He looked like a shooting guard executing an ankle-breaking crossover dribble, taking two steps to sell an outside release before planting his right foot and cutting across the middle of the field. Carr, who had turned his hips toward the sideline, had no hope of getting back in position to contest the catch.

“He’s having a great camp right now,” quarterback Tony Romo said of Austin. “I expect him to have a real good season.”