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Cowboys Might Shut Austin Down For Awhile

Miles Austin has had a quiet two games since returning from a hamstring injury

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Cowboys Might Shut Austin Down For Awhile

Frank Heinz, NBC DFW

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Cowboys receiver Miles Austin has played in each of the Cowboys past two games after missing the losses to the Chargers and the Broncos with a hamstring issue, but he didn’t record a catch in either of those contests and head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t believe he’s fully healthy.

Encouraged by the recent play of rookie Terrance Williams and second-year receiver Cole Beasley, Garrett hinted at the idea that Austin could be pulled from action for a little while so he can fully (finally) recover from whatever discomfort remains in the leg.

“We had a lot of injuries prior to the ballgame that allowed us to dress Miles regardless,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He warmed up well so we gave him a chance to play in the ballgame. I thought he did fine. He’s not quite himself. He really had a good start to the season, had some good explosiveness and quickness to him, and was productive for us. Then he tweaked his hamstring a couple of weeks ago and hasn’t been the same. We’ve got to make sure we get him healthy, and hopefully we can do that and have some other guys play for him until he’s ready to really roll.”

Williams has eight catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns in Dallas’ wins over the Redskins and the Eagles. Beasley has ten catches and 97 yards in that span, and is turning into a major third down target for Tony Romo.

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