Posted August 20, 2012

Bad news for injured Cowboys WR Miles Austin

NFL

The Cowboys do not expect Miles Austin to return this week. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The loss of Laurent Robinson to the Jaguars in free agency left the Cowboys thin at wide receiver. A lingering injury to Miles Austin is making Cowboys fans even more nervous. Rainer Sabin of The Dallas Morning News reports Austin isn’t any closer to getting back on the field.

The last time receiver Miles Austin practiced was Aug. 4. That day the Cowboys receiver strained his hamstring. And ever since then he has been out of action.

Now, it’s uncertain when he will return. After the Cowboys’ 28-20 loss to San Diego in their second preseason game, team owner Jerry Jones said it’s unlikely Austin will be back on the field this week.

Asked about Austin’s status, Jones said, “He’s not the one I’m thinking will be back. I am not discounting it. But he’s not really the one.”


4 comments
clemente21
clemente21

Strains usually take two to three weeks.  Surprised he's not at least rehabbing (e.g. stationary bike, hydro training) but maybe he is and this is beng reported...

JakeRichards
JakeRichards

About Miles Austin is a great loss in the reception of the team ... hopefully the Dallas Cowboys become established and cope with it all!...

BurghfaninCincy
BurghfaninCincy

 @JakeRichards Fear not, even if Austin doesn't come back any time soon, the media machine will still keep us informed of the every belch, fart, and excretory movement of every "mighty" Dallas Cowboy.  After all, why go looking for a story relevant to the NFL's top teams when the audience will swallow any piece of codswallop about "invincible" Dallas?