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High tender worth $3.168M to Austin

Updated: March 5, 2010, 2:50 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Cowboys placed the highest tender possible on wide receiver Miles Austin on Thursday, the deadline for when qualifying offers were to be presented to restricted free agents.

The tender is worth $3.168 million to Austin, who made the Pro Bowl after catching 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns in his breakout season. If a team wants to sign Austin, it would have to give up a first- and third-round draft pick.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he wants to sign ...

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