Against the St. Louis Rams week 3, Austin strained his hamstring in the third quarter, and hasn’t been back on the field since. In his place, rookie Terrance Williams has had decent performances. Williams had 11 passes for a combined 222 yards and one touchdown in Austin’s absence.
Head coach Jason Garrett spoke with ESPN to talk about Austin’s situation,
If he’s good to go, he’s good to go, there’s no question about that, but having said that we want to make sure we handle that stuff the right way. A lot of that stuff is up to him and preparing the right way.
All in all, Tony Romo could definitely use some help from the slot receiver, as he has been an important part of the Cowboys’ offense over the past few years. Austin is happy with his progress since the injury, and is anxious to get back on the field.
“It’s a hard deal not being out there,” said Austin, who missed six games because of injuries to both hamstrings in 2011. “And it definitely feels good to be practicing again and being able to run again.”