In a radio interview Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones expressed optimism about the injury status of Pro Bowl WR Miles Austin. When asked if he thought Austin would play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, he responded affirmatively:
"I do, yes, but I don't know. I saw him yesterday and he was moving around real well. Austin said he could go Sunday, but we'll see how this week goes along. We don't want to push that, because we've got a lot of football ahead of us. By the same token, we could use him. We've missed him."
Austin has been bothered by a hamstring injury all season. He aggravated it in the Cowboys Week 2 victory over San Francisco, missed two weeks and then re-aggravated it during Dallas' Nov. 9 victory over Seattle.
Despite missing five games this season, Austin has caught 28 passes for 404 yards and 4 TD's.
His spot in the line-up has been ably filled by WR Laurent Robinson, so the Cowboys will likely take special care to make sure he is 100% healthy before putting him back on the field.
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