Reports on the timetable for Miles Austin’s return have varied to this point, with some suggesting that he’ll miss up to four weeks and others going further, saying that he could miss the rest of the 2011 season--but in any case, at this point, it’s clear that the Dallas Cowboys need some receiver help.
They’ll find this help, according to Jerry Jones, within the organization. Jones told 105.3 FM The Fan today that the team would not pursue a receiver in the free agent market.
“We’ve got [Dwayne] Harris on the practice squad,” Jones said. “That’ll be where we limit it to. It won’t be away from the roster.”
Harris has played a good deal this season, but he’s been almost exclusively used as a return man on special teams. In fact, ESPN Dallas’s Tim MacMahon points out that Harris has played just one offensive snap thus far in 2011. He was cut in order to make room on the roster for Montrae Holland a few weeks ago, and brought back in as a member of the practice squad after clearing waivers.
With Austin on the shelf for a while, it looks like he’ll soon return to the active roster.
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