Miles Austin marries girlfriend Stacy Sydlo; Cowboys serve as groomsmen

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Miles Austin got married to girlfriend Stacy Sydlo on Saturday night, and the fun part was many of his Dallas Cowboys teammates served as groomsmen.

As this wedding card shows, Jason Witten, Tony Romo and DeMarco Murray were groomsmen for Austin:

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Austin attended college at Monmouth in New Jersey and met Sydlo on his first visit to the school, according to NJ.com.

Sydlo played lacrosse at the school, while Austin went on to star in football. He even had his jersey retired by Monmouth during a ceremony at a basketball game last weekend.

Though Austin has fallen off the radar recently in the NFL and pop culture, we should remind you that he was once a very hot commodity. He caught 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns during a breakout 2009 season and followed it up with 69 catches for 1,041 yards and 7 touchdowns the next year. The big 2009 season allowed him to sign a huge contract before the 2010 season that paid him $18 million guaranteed.

Since 2010, Austin has struggled to stay healthy and has been an inconsistent producer in the Cowboys’ offense. The team is likely to cut him before the season.

As a reminder, Austin also dated Kim Kardashian in 2010 after his Pro Bowl season. The two broke up after a few months. As far as we can tell, Sydlo and Austin have been together for at least the past year.

Below is a picture of Sydlo:

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Miles Austin says he was not physically prepared before injury-plagued season

Of the many frustrations the Cowboys had to deal with during the 2011 season, the health of Miles Austin was near the top of the list. Austin missed six games with a hamstring injury that he suffered before the season began and was hampered by all year long. In a recent Q&A on MensHealth.com, the Cowboys star receiver admitted he was not physically prepared for the 2011 season.

“Right now I’m working with the trainers at our facility,” Austin said according to the Dallas Morning News. “I feel like last year I wasn’t prepared for the season the way I should’ve been condition-wise, even though I looked and felt it at the time. That’s one thing that I have to keep an eye on. To make sure I’m in the best physical shape I can be.”

Tony Romo will be happy to hear that Miles said his hamstring “feels good” and is no longer an issue. He is not the first player to admit he was under-prepared heading into the 2011 season, and you have to wonder if the lockout contributed to that. If you remember, Chris Cooley blamed his season-ending injury on the lockout and Dan Williams of the Cardinals said he was not in good condition because of it.

If the Cowboys want to ditch the monkey that has been on their back for over a decade, they will need a healthy Austin. If he and Bryant can stay on the field in 2012, Dallas should have one of the best receiving corps in the league.

H/T Rotoworld
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Tony Romo: Miles Austin Lost Sure Touchdown Ball in the Lights

After blowing a 34-22 lead to the Giants with under six minutes to go, Tony Romo acted like a model team leader by taking responsibility for his team’s loss. Just kidding. He threw teammate Miles Austin under the bus.

The Cowboys had the ball after allowing the Giants to score a touchdown to make it 34-29. Tony Romo felt the pressure on a 3rd and 5 and saw Miles Austin break free on a go route to the outside. He threw a perfect ball down field, leading Austin into what would have been a sure touchdown to ice the game. For some reason Austin wasn’t able to make the catch.

“Miles said it got lost in the lights,” Romo explained. “He looked up and just saw the lights. Obviously you don’t want those things to happen. Miles had a great game tonight, he did a great job for us.”

I’m sure Cowboys fans will be comforted by the Little League excuse from the offense. Romo actually played really well and made great throws all night. He was 21/31 for 321 yards and four touchdowns. I thought his pass to Miles Austin was a great read and good throw that led his receiver. Now we know why the play wasn’t made. Get on Romo all you want, but the defense gave up two touchdowns in five minutes and should have come up with a stop.

Tony Romo, Miles Austin, and Felix Jones All Hurt in Win over Niners

If the St. Louis Rams were the most injury-ravaged team in the NFL week one, the Dallas Cowboys took the unenviable honor in week two. Dallas rallied from down 14-0 and 24-14 to beat the 49ers in overtime Sunday 27-24. Tony Romo started the second half on the bench after taking a shot to the midsection. The belief is that he fractured two ribs on the play.

Romo re-entered the game at the end of the third quarter after Jon Kitna led the offense for three series. Romo went three-and-out his first series back, but he led an 80-yard touchdown drive and then a field goal drive that tied the game, sending it to overtime. His first pass in overtime went to Jesse Holley for 77 yards, setting up the winning field goal.

While Romo played with cracked ribs, running back Felix Jones played through a separated shoulder. Jones got hurt on his first run of the game, which also marked Dallas’ fifth play of the game. He was fitted for a harness and managed to carry the ball eight more times after that.

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The Miles Austin-Roy Williams Touchdown Celebration Was Worth the Penalty

The Cowboys blew two 7-point leads on Sunday against the Vikings on the road and saw Tony Romo likely throw away their season. Their first two touchdown passes went to Roy Williams — yes, that Roy Williams — who was pleased to find the end zone for the third straight game. After scoring his first TD to put the Boys up 7-0, he posed towards the crowd and then fellow receiver Miles Austin hurdled him like he was jumping a parking meter.

Keep in mind, Roy is 6’3″, so Austin has some serious hops to vault over the big man. The celebration resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, allowing the Vikings to start at the 45 after the kickoff went out of bounds. Luckily Dallas’ defense forced a three-and-out otherwise they would have had another touchdown celebration penalty to blame for their problems. Now they can just focus on everything else.

The penalty was actually called on Sam Hurd for flashing a Hook ‘em Horns, not Miles Austin.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Andy King

Kim Kardashian and Miles Austin Split Up

Good news Cowboys fans: your star receiver may have just what you need to to win the Super Bowl. Miles Austin broke up with Kim Kardashian, according to a report from Radar Online. Apparently Kim K and Miles split up about a week ago and they’re taking some time apart. Kardashian was spotted in Europe which helps confirm the split because she’s known to take trips after breaking up with guys.

Miles on the other hand, is preparing for his home game against the Bears on Sunday. For all we know, this could have happened prior to Dallas’ season opener given Miles’ success; he had 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Now some Cowboys fans may be celebrating for the wrong reason. Some fans may have confused the Kim Kardashian effect with the Jessica Simpson effect.

According to teammates, Simpson was a distraction for Tony Romo and he never won when she was around, hence the celebration over the breakup. And if you don’t know what the Kardashian effect is, well, then I’ll leave it to Ty Lawson to explain.

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Kim Kardashian and Miles Austin?

By now we all know that Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian are no more.  However, she apparently has enjoyed the NFL life enough that she wants to remain connected.  According to Sports by Brooks, the National Enquirer has a story that has not yet hit the internet which reveals that Kardashian could be dating Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin.  The report claims she invited Austin to Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night and, although they didn’t sit together, the two later had dinner together at a restaurant in LA.  Here’s an excerpt from the Enquirer, courtesy of Sports by Brooks:

Kim’s carving out more time in her schedule to be with Miles, and she’s telling those close to her that he’s ‘the one.’ Her mom, Kris, is hoping Miles is the right guy as well. Kim turns 30 in October, and her mother is pushing for her to get married and start a family before too long.”

Get out while you can, Miles.  This family loves the concept of marriage and loves rushing into it.  Kim and Reggie had talked about marriage a couple of times before, and look how that ended up.  Unless she was cheating on Bush for quite some time, she and Austin can’t have been dating for more than a couple months at most.  They probably need some new cast members for their obnoxious show.  Hey, at least the Cowboys receiver can rest assured that Giants, Eagles, and Redskins fans won’t be chanting “ugly sister” at him when he’s playing on the road.

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