Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has returned to practice. It is interesting because the Cowboys are heading into a bye week and there is no game this weekend. They could’ve let him rest a little longer before returning to practice next week.
It is a good sign that he is getting some practice in though. It is a big step in the right direction of his rehab and seems to indicate that he is eyeing a return in Week 12 against the New York Giants.
What kind of role Austin will play is unknown still. He could start, or play in a more situational role depending on how confident he feels and where his rehab has him. Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams has struggled in the last three games. He has just 5 catches despite being targeted 22 times.
That has left Dez Bryant alone with Jason Witten in the passing game and Bryant is finding himself frequently double teamed. Austin could be played even just as a decoy to free Bryant up.
Miles Austin in uniform for practice and running routes with first team
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 13, 2013
#Cowboys WR Miles Austin is back practicing. He has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury.
— Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabinDMN) November 13, 2013
Miles austin is practicing
— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) November 13, 2013