The Miles Austin
revelation is shocking, particularly when seen in the light of wide receiver Roy Williams
. Comparing the past two games of Austin with the Dallas career of the currently forgettable Williams:
Player - G - Rec. - Yards - Ave. - TD
Austin - 2 - 16 - 421 - 26.3 - 4
Williams-17 - 31 - 428 - 13.8 - 2 Draft picks used to acquire each:
Austin 0 (undrafted college free agent out of Monmouth, 2006); Williams 3 (first-, third- and sixth-round picks in trade with Detroit, 2008). Salary:
Austin, $1.5 million; Williams averages $9 million annually on a five-year, $45 million contract signed with Dallas last year.
In sum, Austin makes 1/6th annually what Williams makes, and he's produced as many yards in two weeks as Williams has in a totally unproductive 12 months with the Cowboys.