As Cowboys receiver Miles Austin knows well, once hamstring issues start, they’re hard to stop, always seemingly cropping back up without warning--this has been a major hurdle for Austin over the past couple seasons, and it’s inspired the Monmouth product to change his workout routine this offseason in hopes that he can stay healthy and return to Pro Bowl form.
"I'm definitely strengthening my hamstrings a lot more than I have been," Austin said, per ESPN Dallas. "Just doing a different routine, a couple of extra exercises each day on our leg days. Just running hard and trying to compete at a higher level this time, that way it doesn't shock your muscles when you actually do it for real."
Head coach Jason Garrett said this offseason that the team is keeping a watchful eye on Austin in order to make sure that he doesn’t overwork himself and aggravate the hamstring, but Austin also doesn’t want to slow down too much.
"What he says about that, I assume at the end of practices we're working hard," Austin said. "And I'm going to continue to do that. I got to train as well as I can beforehand, but I can't be the player that I am (if I don't) practice hard, and I will continue to do those things."
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