Per your request: Miles Austin Part II
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Beast: You know you're [Tony] Romo's favorite receiver. How's that working out for you?
Austin: Now that he's single, maybe we can hit the town a little bit. He's a great quarterback. I feel like he can really put the ball on anybody -- all these receivers -- he can put it right on all of them -- [rookie free agent] Kevin Ogletree -- it's his birthday so I'm going to give him a bit of a birthday shout-out. He can put the ball right on Kev, Sam [Hurd]. He's a great quarterback. We're lucky to have him on our team.
Beast: Is Romo any different in this camp?
Austin: He is more vocal. He's taken more of a leadership role in training camp. I was getting tired in the earlier practice and was running out of the huddle and he gave me a couple words of encouragement. It's the first time he's ever been like, 'C'mon Miles, let's go. Muscle it out this play.' He ended up throwing me the ball. He's really taken that step as a leader and it's really helping our team and benefitting us in a positive way.
Beast: With the absence of T.O., where is this receiving corps right now?
Austin: We're doing a great job. In the second practice, I feel like as an offense we didn't execute as well as we should have. But in the earlier practice today and the last couple days and really, throughout the camp, I feel like Sam, myself, Pat [Crayton], Roy [Williams], Kev -- we've really been making a bunch of plays. I feel like we're doing a good job as a receiving corps, so far.
Beast: Have you kept with T.O. via Ustream or Twitter?
Austin: I don't tweet. He had a camp out in Dallas that I helped with -- Sam Hurd and I went out there. I spoke to him on the phone because he was in town during that time but other than that, I haven't kept up with him too much.
Beast: Did you choose sides in all of that last year?
Austin: I didn't. I know what my role is and didn't feel like it was like me to step in and discuss anything with anybody, really. I just minded my own business and let everything pass the way it should have.
Beast: Is Jason Garrett any different in this camp?
Austin: Not really. He's always been a rules-type guy. Trying to make sure we had everything the right way, the right split, got to the right depth. He's always been pretty adamant about all those types of things. He's stayed the same way and he's the same way now. It's great to have a coach that will coach you up to a point where some coaches might not go. He'll take it to that next level and get you more precise and specific on everything you do. I appreciate it. I wouldn't be able to tell you how all the other guys feel about it. But for me, personally, it's always good to be coached in that way. He'll sometimes take you under his wing. Sometimes it's not always nice, but it's always good to make sure you're doing things the right way.
Editor's note: This interview was a joint effort of the Beast and ESPN 103.3 Dallas-Fort Worth.