Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has battled hamstring injuries in the 2011 and ’12 seasons. Before those seasons he played a combined total of 1 preseason game. This summer he has played in the three preseason games the Cowboys played their regulars in.
“You can notice it just playing more,” Austin said. “Obviously it feels better being a part of it because when I wasn’t a part of it for a few weeks in those off-seasons other guys were working. Do I know the plays? Yes, I know the plays, but being able to rep them like I was doing during the season and being able to do that early in the season is a good feeling.”
Austin is saying that the practices are benefiting him ahead of the season. He was able to work on his rapport with quarterback Tony Romo and to get his legs underneath him.
Austin knows how ever that a lot of injury problems are just luck.
“It’s an active game,” Austin said, “so you’re at risk to potential anything from hamstrings to whatever, concussions, broken legs. The potential is there for anything. You don’t knock on wood. You just go out and try your best.”
In the preseason Austin caught 8 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.