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Cowboys need more from Miles Austin

With opponents focusing on him, receiver isn't playing up to level of big contract

Updated: December 13, 2010, 9:49 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Let's hope that Miles Austin enjoyed being the NFL's most pleasant surprise last season, a Pro Bowl campaign he cashed in on by signing a six-year, $54 million contract.

He'll spend the rest of his prime paying the price for stardom.

That means facing coverage schemes designed to slow him down. It also means dealing with expectations that he'll be worth all the money that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave him the week before the season opener.

Austin, whose ...

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