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Miles Austin Returns to Practice

Austin has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury

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    Finally, some good news from the injury front.

    Cowboys receiver Miles Austin returned to practice on Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports. Dallas’s No. 2 receiver tweaked his hamstring in the third quarter of the blowout win over the St. Louis Rams a couple weeks ago.

    The injury wasn’t viewed as anything serious at first--in fact, head coach Jason Garrett said Austin being pulled from the Rams game was just a precautionary measure, made because the game was already out of reach--but Austin ended up on the inactive list for the losses to the Chargers and the Broncos.

    Austin is no stranger to nagging hamstring issues, of course, which explains why Dallas seems so intent on handling the situation with care. He played through a number of minor hamstring tweaks a year ago, and missed six games due to hamstring issues in 2011.

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