On Tuesday, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan that he expected Miles Austin, who has missed close to a month with a hamstring injury, to play in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals in Arizona.
But two days later, with Austin being held out of practice as he continues to recover, Jones backtracked on his statement, admitting that his assessment of Austin’s health may have been a little too optimistic.
"Miles didn't practice today, so it doesn't look as good as I had thought it was going to look from the long weekend that we had," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "We should be, and are giving him all the time that we can. If he doesn't go, of course we've got business as usual with the compliment of receivers we got out there."
Admittedly, and we say this with the full knowledge that Dallas is a lot better off with Austin on the field, Austin’s absence hasn’t hurt the Cowboys nearly as much as we might’ve expected, thanks in good part to Laurent Robinson. Robinson has a touchdown now in each of the team’s last five games, and seven overall during that span.
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