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Austin Working to Stay Healthy

Miles Austin has missed time in each of the past two seasons due to hamstring issues

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    Ever since signing his six-year extension back in 2010, Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has battled hamstring issues. With a new workout program this offseason, Austin hopes to put those issues behind him for good.

    “I’m definitely strengthening my hamstrings a lot more than I have been, doing a different routine, a couple of extra exercises each day on our leg days,” Austin said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m just running hard and trying to compete at a high level at this time, that way it doesn’t shock your muscles when you actually do it for real.”

    It’s not that Austin was unproductive last season; he still finished with 66 catches, 943 yards and six touchdowns, but the staff in Dallas knows well that he’s capable of more than that. Austin is well aware of that, too, which has inspired his training this offseason.

    “I got to train as well as I can beforehand,” Austin said, “but I can’t not be the player that I am and practice hard or do those things.”

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