Dec 182010

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17: Miles Austin  of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

This time last year, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin was putting the finishing touches on his breakout year. The man from Monmouth, mysteriously overlooked by talent scouts coming out of high school and again when he became NFL draft eligible, was setting the NFL on its ear, ripping defensive backfields to shreds, and leaving his own mark on the Cowboys’ record books.

This time a year ago, Mike Jenkins was well on his way to his first-ever Pro Bowl. He had not only put to rest all argument over whether he or Orlando Scandrick was the best of the cornerbacks the Cowboys took in the 2008 draft, he had established himself as the best cover corner on the team. Continue reading »