When Miles Austin ‘tweaked’ his hamstring last week in the Dallas Cowboys’ victory over the St. Louis Rams, there was concern that Austin was again going to have lingering issues for the remainder of the season. After all, Miles has dealt with a hamstring issue that hampered him (and even forced missed games) during the past two seasons.
However, the Cowboys suggested earlier this week that the injury wasn’t considered overly serious.
Austin has yet to practice this week and is not expected to play this weekend when they take on the San Diego Chargers.
Austin was held out again for Friday’s practice, likely meaning he could miss this week with yet another hamstring injury.
The wide receiver left last week’s game with the Rams in the third quarter with the hamstring injury after awkwardly going to the ground on a pass he caught out of bounds. Coach Jason Garrett said after the game Austin did not re-enter the game because of the lopsided score. However, it seems clear Austin remains slowed by the injury enough to miss a full week of practice.
While the Cowboys don’t have a definite rule on players missing practice and playing in the games Sunday, it seems unlikely Austin would be ready to go at this point.