The Dallas Cowboys announced that they will wait until the season opener
to put wide receiver Miles Austin back on the field. Austin injured his hamstring on August 4 and has not practiced since the injury. This is not a
good sign for fans of the Cowboys.
"The risks of him getting out there and really competing at this time would I think be overruled (by) the game we have for him being completely healthy in New York," Cowboys' team owner Jerry Jones said.
In 2011, Austin suffered a hamstring injury in the second game of the NFL season. It came at the worst time for Dallas because Austin had 14 receptions for 233 yards and four touchdowns in the first two games of the season. After returning four weeks later, Austin was not the same. Towards the end of the season, he added three more touchdowns, but that was it.
The Dallas Cowboys do not want to risk their 2012 season. In 2011, Dallas signed Laurent Robinson, who ended up a blessing in disguise. The chances f Dallas hitting the jackpot with another successful free agent are slim. With Jason Witten nursing an injured spleen, and Dez Bryant a ticking time bomb, they need Austin to start the season more than almost any other player.
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