Can Miles Austin do it again?

After last year's breakthrough campaign, the biggest question for Miles Austin is, can he do it again?

He won't be a surprise in 2010, of course. Teams know about him and will scheme to stop him.

So what will he do for an encore, considering how crucial he is to the Cowboys' success?

One thing for certain is that Austin won't rest on his laurels after going from unknown third receiver to the Pro Bowl.

He says he is not satisfied and wants more than just to make the Pro Bowl.

"There's no 'I made it.' I'm here, obviously. I've made the Pro Bowl," Austin said. "I'm still putting work in. I'm not where I was. But the goal is to get better and improve every year. You always have to strive to get better. I see a guy like Jason Witten and he's been here six years now. Those guys keep bringing it every year. That's what you have to do to keep going."

Quarterback Tony Romo vows to do his best to keep Austin grounded. Of course Romo knows something about Cinderella stories since he came from nowhere as a undrafted free agent to become a breakout star in his first season as Cowboys quarterback in 2006.

Like Romo, the Cowboys don't see Austin as a one-hit wonder or a flash in the pan. They see him as a legitimate star and cornerstone for the future.

"The sky is the limit for him," receivers coach Ray Sherman said. "He has all the tools to be an outstanding player.

NOTES

—Owner Jerry Jones hasn't spoken yet to FB Deon Anderson, who put his future in jeopardy after allegedly pulling a gun on a valet at a local Dallas restaurant last week.

According to the Addison, Tex., police report, off-duty police officers working at the BlackFinn restaurant early Tuesday were alerted that a man was in the parking lot with a gun. The arrest affidavit stated the restaurant's parking valet, who filed a criminal complaint, said Anderson retrieved a handgun from the car and threatened him with it.

Jones said he is still gathering information.

"I hadn't thought about" meeting with Anderson, Jones said. "I'm very sure I understand the circumstances behind it, but I hadn't gone beyond that in my thinking."

Anderson was a starter last year, and his position on the team and position in the league is on the line.

It does involve a legal matter," Jones said. "It involves league jurisdiction as well as club jurisdiction."

—QB Tony Romo is playing in the AT&T National Pro Am this weekend. His playing partner is John Daly.

—RB Tashard Choice has heard the rumors of him being traded to San Diego. But Choice makes it clear he wants to remain with the Cowboys, despite being third on the pecking order behind Felix Jones and Marion Barber.

"I want to be in Dallas," Choice said. "It's a great place. I really want to be here. Of course I want to run the ball more and contribute but it's a tough situation. All those guys can play. I love those two boys to death."

—With former running back Emmitt Smith inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, there is a chance the Cowboys could play in the annual Hall of Fame Game to kick off the preseason this year. It would also mean the Cowboys would begin training camp a week earlier. Nothing has been set, but it's something owner Jerry Jones is interested in.

"I was enjoying Emmitt being noted, and I thought, 'I guess I want these Cowboys to go to Canton and be up there when he's there,'" Jones said. "Certainly we could make that work."


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