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Dallas Looking to Keep Austin Healthy

Miles Austin has dealt with hamstring issues over each of the past two seasons

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If last week’s mini-camp is any indication, the Dallas Cowboys will be proceeding with caution where wide receiver Miles Austin is concerned. Motivated by Austin’s inability to stay healthy over the past two years--Austin missed a good chunk of training camp last year with hamstring issues, and the year before, he missed six games with the similar issues--Dallas has given Austin scheduled days off throughout the offseason.

“It’s one of those things where you can’t not do it and then do it and tell the difference,” Austin said of his last day off, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But I feel good now.”

That said, Austin admits that, whether it’s for his own good or not, being held out gets a bit frustrating.

“I want to go,” he said. “When coach says you can’t, you just kind of have to sit there and not go. But it’s tough for me, sometimes, just to watch the other guys going and not be out there, especially in this heat and knowing how it is to play wideout. You’re out there running. You get tired, and you want at least a few more bodies in there to take some of that load off.”

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