Austin, a 6-2, 215-pound veteran, enters his ninth NFL season out of Monmouth. Originally signed by Dallas as undrafted free agent in 2006, Austin appeared in 106 games with the Cowboys. He has totaled 301 receptions for 4,481 yards with 34 touchdowns en route to two Pro Bowl selections (2009-10).
In 2009, Austin had a breakout season in which he led the Cowboys in receiving yards (1,320) and touchdowns (11), while recording a career-high 81 receptions. The following year, he registered a team-high 1,041 receiving yards on 69 catches with seven scores.
Last season, Austin appeared in 11 games with eight starts and totaled 24 receptions for 244 yards.
Austin finished his collegiate career as Monmouth’s all-time leader in receptions (150), receiving yards (2,867) and receiving touchdowns (33). A native of Garfield, N.J., Austin was a two-year letterman as a wide receiver and defensive back at Garfield High School.