Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin hasn’t recorded a catch since September 22. Granted, he hasn’t played in five of the seven games since then, but there were also those 120 minutes--in wins against the Eagles and Redskins--where he was on the field for much of the time but failed to make any impact whatsoever on the box score.
But now, Austin is reportedly healthy, and Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes his impact will be more or less immediate when he returns to the lineup on Sunday against the Giants--and beyond.
“To have him for this next six ball games, I’m really probably getting ahead of myself because of the history we’ve had their recently with his hamstring, but to have him back out there, he’s our best route runner, will make a difference in what we’re doing offensively,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News.
If Austin needed any additional motivation for Sunday night’s game--and he probably doesn’t--Sunday’s game will be played in his home state of New Jersey.
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