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Cowboys’ Dez Bryant excited for Miles Austin return

Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) hugs receiver Miles Austin (19) prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT

The Dallas Cowboys offense has struggled, and there have been injuries all over. The offensive line has lost players, wide receiver Miles Austin has battled injuries with his hamstring. Austin is expected to return on Sunday though.

“You put a smile on my face saying that,” Bryant said, via the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s going to be great. It’s going to be outstanding. You’ve got Terrance Williams. You’ve got Jason Witten. You’ve got Miles Austin. You’ve got me. You’ve got Cole Beasley. What more can you ask for?”

The Cowboys are 4-1 in the five games Austin has played. While he might not be the most productive player he helps the offense in other ways. In those five games, Austin has caught 15 passes for 125 yards. Take out his big opening night performance and he has five catches for 53 yards. Yet his presence on the field opens up other receivers.

“He’s a difference-making player for us,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He has been for the last few years. He’s a starter for a reason. He can be a very difficult matchup for opposing defenses. He’s a big guy who is also quick and explosive. We try to use him appropriately, and he’ll certainly help the other guys out just having his presence out there.”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant

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  • SmartThinking

    The Giants’ defense respects Austin more than Any other receiver other than Witten.

    Garrett would be smart to use that respect to their advantage.

  • californy

    The deep routes by Miles should open up the underneath Route Dez and the other receiver may run in this game

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