Albert Breer of the NFL Network spoke with some league sources regarding some players who could be available ahead of next week’s trade deadline.
One surprising name that came up was Cowboys WR Miles Austin. According to Breer, the Cowboys are not shopping him around the league, but the people Breer spoke to believe Dallas should at least entertain the idea if someone showed serious interest.
The Cowboys are in a bad cap situation for the coming years and while trading Austin would give them some long-term cap relief, they would take on a good amount dead money by moving him.
Austin, 29, has been plagued with injuries since signing a seven-year contract worth $57.168 million. It’s hard to say that any team would be willing to offer much in terms of draft compensation for a guy who is likely to miss Week 8’s game and has a rather sizable base salary.
Breer notes that there are only four teams with winning records and at least $5 million in cap space. Those teams include the Packers, Bengals, Patriots and Broncos.