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Austin Held Out of Practice

Miles Austin was held out of practice on Wednesday as the team continues to monitor his hamstring



    The Dallas Cowboys will hold receiver Miles Austin out of practice on Wednesday, as they continue to monitor his hamstring.

    Austin injured the hamstring, or tweaked it anyway, in the third quarter of the 31-7 win over the Rams on Sunday as he ran out a deep route. Since the game was already out of reach at that point, the Cowboys opted to play it safe and pull the former Pro Bowler from the game, and they’ll continue to proceed with caution due to Austin’s long history with hamstring issues.

    To wit, Austin dealt with minor hammy issues for much of last year despite playing every game. In 2011, he missed six games due to a string of hamstring issues.

    But the initial reports out of Valley Ranch this week indicated that the team did not think this current issue is anything serious.

    "We can be a little more conservative today," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, per ESPN Dallas.

    Through three games, Austin has 15 catches for 125 yards.

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