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Garrett: Cowboys Being "Extra Patient" with Austin

Miles Austin has been struggling with a hamstring injury since Week 3

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Garrett: Cowboys Being "Extra Patient" with Austin

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Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stated the obvious on Wednesday, telling reporters the team is treading with a good deal of caution where receiver Miles Austin’s hamstring is concerned.

Austin has dealt with hamstring issues in each of the past three seasons, and he’s been forced to miss time in two of those three. Here in 2013, Austin has missed five games already and hasn’t recorded a catch since back in Week 3, when he suffered the injury.

Austin returned to practice on Wednesday, but there’s no telling if this is a sign that he’ll be ready to go when the Cowboys face the Giants on the other side of the bye week.

We’ve given him plenty of time off to get that thing healed up,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We haven’t been impatient with him. We try to be extra patient with him, so when he comes back, he’s himself. He really got off to a good start this year. He was very productive in the couple of games he played early on. We’ve just got to get him back to that point.”

In the five games he’s played, Austin has 15 catches for 125 yards.

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