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Jerry Jones doesn’t expect Miles Austin back soon

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not optimistic about receiver Miles Austin returning soon from a hamstring injury.

Jones said after Saturday night’s preseason game that he expects to see some of the players who missed that game to return for the third preseason game. But not Austin.

He’s not one of the ones I’m thinking will be back,” Jones said, via DallasCowboys.com. “I wouldn’t discount it, but he’s not one of the ones that I have coming back.”

That probably means Austin will miss the entire preseason: Starters are usually shelved for the final preseason game, so Austin missing the third preseason game would likely mean the Cowboys will just have to hope he can be at full speed for the September 5 opener against the Giants. Austin missed the entire preseason last year, too.

Hamstring injuries have been a consistent problem for Austin, who missed six games last year.

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30 Responses to “Jerry Jones doesn’t expect Miles Austin back soon”
  1. marionbarber24isgod says: Aug 19, 2012 1:33 PM

    He’ll be fine, no reason to rush him into a preseason game.

  2. fuhnahtik says: Aug 19, 2012 1:35 PM

    Austin is having a lot of injury problems, not something I’d expect from a WR who could’ve used his time behind TO in the lineup to study his methods.

  3. stonecoldsays says: Aug 19, 2012 1:36 PM

    The excuse just keep piling in Dallas…the Cowboys are an embarrassment to the State of Texas and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.

  4. polarbear71 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:41 PM

    The guy is a china doll !

  5. dirtybird28 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:41 PM

    If this is another injury laden year for him hopefully they cut him. This is ridiculous.

  6. ericn42000 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:43 PM

    Then sign another WR jerry

  7. djstat says: Aug 19, 2012 1:55 PM

    Overrated and not dependable.

  8. nje22 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:00 PM

    Fantasy draft strategy adjusted accordingly

  9. theboysofdallas says: Aug 19, 2012 2:01 PM

    Oh god everyone hold the phone, stone cold said so, maybe he should become an analyst or even better, God

  10. spytdi says: Aug 19, 2012 2:01 PM

    Fame got to his head, not stretching out those legs.

  11. richndc says: Aug 19, 2012 2:04 PM

    Good news for his locker room teammates. They say Austin busts out some mighty foul wind. Worse than being down wind from pepper spray I hear!

  12. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:05 PM

    Plaxico Burres is looking for work…

  13. olewize1 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:19 PM

    its not his choice to be injured.. i had a scholorship to tx to play wr and hurt my hamstring.. never been the same and lost it… hope he is getting good treatment, and dont rush him out there.. we need him more later in the seasin than early.. people need to stop acting like football is so easy and injuries are planned.. probably comjng from people that are over weight and sitting on the couch

  14. buchopeful says: Aug 19, 2012 2:22 PM

    Glad I traded him off my FF team.. ;)

  15. trefkennedy says: Aug 19, 2012 2:29 PM

    Smh watch Miles is gonna have a monster season, can’t believe everyone wants to throw him under the bus smh

  16. ontheteebox says: Aug 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Waive Him!

  17. bottleknockers says: Aug 19, 2012 2:32 PM

    Seems like the Cowboys have a high number of players to routinely deal with nagging injuries, and it has been like this for years. Maybe it’s something the training staff is (or isn’t) doing.

  18. glynners says: Aug 19, 2012 2:32 PM

    Remember when some crazy talkin heads we’re anointing him as a Top 5 WR after one decent season.

    If this guy wasn’t a cowboy no one would give him a second thought. Seriously overrated

  19. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:34 PM

    No miles no Jason
    Who is Romo going to under throw the ball to opening night in 17 days 7 hrs and 26 minutes?

  20. cowboys8819 says: Aug 19, 2012 2:40 PM

    Just get healthy Miles we need you at full speed!

  21. chiefbearhawk says: Aug 19, 2012 2:43 PM

    Why do i keep forgetting Jerry is not the HC?

  22. ghjjf says: Aug 19, 2012 2:57 PM

    Cowboys will at best be 3rd in their division.

  23. kilo0986 says: Aug 19, 2012 3:02 PM

    It’s nice to see the medical staff letting us know what’s up

  24. damianx31 says: Aug 19, 2012 8:30 PM

    “Seems like the Cowboys have a high number of players to routinely deal with nagging injuries, and it has been like this for years. Maybe it’s something the training staff is (or isn’t) doing.”

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    Or, they’re being overly cautious with injuries that can linger while it’s still the preseason… Last offseason they changed trainers to one of the best in the league, and the “problem” is still there. Some players (Austin) are just injury prone. There have been thoughts that no matter what Austin does, his body type won’t let him get completely over the hamstring issues.

  25. sportfanz says: Aug 19, 2012 9:22 PM

    I can see it now…Dallas Dynamic Duo…Chad ” I head-butt my wife” teaming with Dez “I smack my momma”. If there was just some way to get T.O. back in big D…Ha!

  26. 22bju says: Aug 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    Go for plaxico, he’s not signed yet, right? He could provide some insurance if Austin struggles like we all know is going to happen. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!

  27. nesby2 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    Chad Johnson needs a job… Hmmmm….

  28. razorramonsays says: Aug 20, 2012 12:16 AM

    Hey Chico,
    Austin must be made of glass. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is his last year in Big D,since he cant stay on the field.

  29. feardastar says: Aug 20, 2012 11:07 AM

    He will be fine. Id rather rest him now and hv him for later. Hope coach jjones gets plaxico. That would be a good investment.

  30. wcdunkenfield says: Aug 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    “…Plaxico Burres is looking for work…”

    And with his firearm skills, Texas is the place for him!

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