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Austin Will Be Out Until After The Bye, Says Jones

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When Jerry Jones said the Cowboys weren’t planning on looking for veteran help at the wide receiver position, he apparently wasn’t motivated by Miles Austin’s status. Austin will likely be out until after the bye week with a hamstring injury, Jones said on Wednesday.

The receiver position has been a major talking point around Dallas of late, as both Austin and Dez Bryant have been fighting injuries--Austin obviously missed with Washington game with the hamstring issues, and Dez Bryant played, but was limited, with a thigh contusion.

"I think it's a better and safer bet to bet on Dez Bryant getting better than it is to try to go out here and try to locate Dez Jr. out here on the street and try to make a football player out of him," Jones told reporters yesterday, per FoxSportsSouthwest.com.

Along with Austin, Jones expects kicker David Buehler (groin) and cornerback Orlando Scandrick to return after the bye week, in week five.

 

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