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Updated: Following Bye Week, Cowboys Near Full Health



    At the very least, the Dallas Cowboys will be healthier than they’ve been all season when they take on the New England Patriots in Foxboro on Sunday. Dallas will get back cornerback Orlando Scandrick (high ankle sprain) and Miles Austin (hamstring), each of whom missed multiple games, against the Pats.

    Needless to say, this makes head coach Jason Garrett happy.

    "Well, it feels good, it feels good," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "You guys have heard me say this before, injuries are a part of the National Football League in 32 cities across this league. We just have to understand that. We did a good job of battling through some of the injuries, the individual players fighting through it themselves but also the backup players trying to take advantage of their opportunities.

    “Having said all that, it's better to have the guys, your starters, back out there practicing and moving towards playing in the game on Sunday."

    While guys like Austin and Scandrick worked to get back on the field last week, others like Tony Romo (ribs), Jason Witten (ribs) and Dez Bryant (thigh contusion) got a chance to recover from lingering issues that caused some pain over the past few weeks, but didn’t force them to miss any significant time.

    UPDATE: Miles Austin is apparently feeling pretty good. Following the Cowboys' practice today, Austin tweeted, "I guess I got my swagger back... Truth."

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