Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday that wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to return to the starting lineup in Sunday’s matchup with the Giants in New York, after missing the past three games (and five of the past seven) with a hamstring issue.
"He's had a good practice out there on Monday," Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. "I think he was actually ready to go against New Orleans [Nov. 10], and he probably could have gone earlier. But we really wanted to be conservative on that to the end. That it works this way, to have him for these next six ballgames [is good]. I'm really, probably getting ahead of myself because of the history we've had there with him with his hamstrings. To have him back out there, he's our best route runner. He'll make a difference in what we're doing offensively."
Austin got off to a hot start in 2013, but then he tweaked the hamstring in Week 3 against the Rams and hasn’t recorded a catch since that game. Before going down, he put up 15 catches for 125 yards.
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