News of Ausin Miles' release greatly exaggerated

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted earlier Saturday: the "most interesting potential salary-cap casualty in coming days: Cowboys WR Miles Austin. Dallas needs cap space and Austin would provide it."

However, a team source told the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that they have no interest in parting ways with Ausitn and they remain totally committed to the receiver for 2013 and beyond.

The Cowboys would save 3.6 million if they cut Austin, but apparently they'll have to find the cap savings elsewhere.

Austin is due $6.5 million in 2013. Injuries have held him back, but his potential shined in 2009 when he had 1,320 yards receiving with 11 touchdowns. He has yet to match or surpass those numbers.

The Cowboys rewarded him for that season with a six-year, $54 million contract extension in 2010.

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