In 2012, Cowboys’ receiver Miles Austin put up 66 catches for 943 yards and six touchdowns.
That’s not a bad year.
It’s really not a bad year if Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is right in thinking that, due to hamstring issues--which Austin has dealt with through the past two years--he really wasn’t himself. This year, Garrett believes Austin is good to go, a dangerous idea for opposing defenses who also have Dez Bryant and Jason Witten to worry about.
“We were all very proud of how Miles played last year because he wasn’t himself,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “He had a very productive year for us playing opposite Dez and opposite Witt in our passing game, and did a lot of good things for us, but he seems like he’s back to what we’ve seen in the past. He has quickness. He has explosiveness.”
Meanwhile, Austin has no interest in discussing how his health issues might have affected his performance in 2011 and 2012.
“At the end of the day,” Austin said, “I try not to make excuses about anything that happened.”
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