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Austin Has Career Day, Tweaks Hammy



    The dramatics on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco were too much to handle.

    But by the time Dan Bailey won the game with an overtime field goal, one of the game's brightest stars was already wearing a cap and chillin' on the sideline.

    Miles Austin had a huge game for the Cowboys, picking up some slack for the already-injured receiver Dez Bryant. Austin caught nine balls for 143 and three touchdowns and was key to keeping Dallas in the game after it fell behind 14-0.

    But on a fourth-quarter run, Austin tweaked a problematic hamstring and the news isn't good.

    ESPN's Chris Mortenson, who seems to "report" everything, is now reporting that some guy named "source" is saying Austin could possibly be out through the Cowboys bye week, which is Oct. 9.

    Subtract Austin from a lineup that already has a banged up Bryant, a separated shoulder for Felix Jones, some bruised ribs on Jason Witten and, of course, your wounded hero Tony Romo's broken ribs, and things are looking pretty dire for this offense right now despite the heroics of Sunday.

    Hey, at least we have Jesse Holley. Thanks a lot, Mike.