Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is not practicing again today, according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. He has been recovering from a hamstring injury. Austin didn’t practice Wednesday either.
#Cowboys WR Miles Austin not practicing again today, in a T-shirt. WR Dwayne Harris also without a helmet, working on the side.
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) September 26, 2013
The injury isn’t considered serious and doesn’t look it will hold him out of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.
“We just want to see what his progress is day to day,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “We don’t think it’s a severe hamstring injury, but we’ll take his injury day to day and see how he progresses as the week goes on.”
“We just want to be smart with him and really with any of our players,” Garrett said. “There is a little bit of a history there. We want to see what we’ve done in the past and how we’ve done things well and maybe not so well and make sure we handle it the right way this time.”
By all means I think Austin will play, he might not be “effective” though. If he is on your fantasy team it is a tough call about whether to bench him or play him. The Chargers don’t have a particularly great pass defense and have given up the most pass yards in the NFL, an average of 340.7 yards per game.
Of course if Austin isn’t 100% he might not be taking advantage of that opportunity and producing numbers anyways. Personally, I’d sit him.