Jersey kid Austin returns as The Man

Cowboys receiver has seen his role mature since his last visit to Giants Stadium

Updated: December 2, 2009, 12:23 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The kid from North Jersey is returning to the swamplands of East Rutherford, N.J., as a man.

The last time Miles Austin visited Giants Stadium in 2008, he had a total of just 15 catches for 305 yards and three touchdowns in barely three seasons of work. He was a kid playing behind Terrell Owens, Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton.

Sunday afternoon, when Austin arrives with the Cowboys to face the Giants, he brings with him 42 catches for 824 yards and eight touchdowns ...

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