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Austin Added To Pro Bowl As Alternate

During an interview on ESPN on Thursday, Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin announced he has been invited to Hawaii as an alternate for the NFC Pro Bowl team.

He also announced the news via Twitter.

"Heading to hawaii," Austin tweeted. "Got in through the back door but I ain't complaining!"

Austin is hoping to squeeze in one practice before Sunday's game at Aloha Stadium. He is an injury replacement for Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson, who was voted in by fans, coaches and players along with Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald and starters Calvin Johnson of Detroit and and Roddy White of Atlanta.

After signing a lucrative contract extension just before the season, Austin went on to catch 69 passes for 1,041 yards, with seven touchdowns.

He'll join five other Cowboys at the game, all of whom are starters. Already in Hawaii were tight end Jason Witten, center Andre Gurode, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and punter Mat McBriar.

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