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Jason Garrett: Miles Austin back to what we’ve seen in the past

Miles Austin, Dwayne Harris, Jabari Greer AP

Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin played in all 16 games for the Cowboys last season, although his efforts were hindered almost all year long by hamstring issues that forced him out of some games and limited him in others.

That makes two straight years of hamstring trouble for Austin, who became a third option behind Dez Bryant and Jason Witten as the 2012 season progressed. He’s been healthy this summer, though, and that’s brought renewed levels of athleticism to his game. Coach Jason Garrett said that while he appreciates the way Austin played through injuries last year, he’s happier to have Austin looking more like his old self.

“We were all very proud of how Miles played last year because he wasn’t himself,” Garrett said, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “He had a very productive year for us playing opposite Dez and opposite Witt in our passing game, and did a lot of good things for us, but he seems like he’s back to what we’ve seen in the past. He has quickness. He has explosiveness.”

Austin had 66 catches for 943 yards and six touchdowns, so it wasn’t like he fell completely off the radar. If his return to form holds into the regular season, it is going to be very hard for defenses to pick their poison in pass coverage and all the more crucial that the Dallas offensive line perform better than it has in the last couple of seasons.

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11 Responses to “Jason Garrett: Miles Austin back to what we’ve seen in the past”
  1. nebster21 says: Sep 3, 2013 2:08 PM

    What is the over under on his hamstring getting sore or torn or a tear?
    4 weeks

  2. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 3, 2013 2:16 PM

    Back to being injury prone again. good observation there Jason. Nothing gets by you you cleaver Clown of a coach.

  3. gibson34 says: Sep 3, 2013 2:31 PM

    our team stays healthy there is no questions we will be in the SB. this team is loaded and only reason they didn’t take it to the next level was the team was decimated with injuries last year.

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!

  4. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Sep 3, 2013 2:31 PM

    “back to what we’ve seen in the past”?? Another bad hamstring???

  5. thetroofishere says: Sep 3, 2013 2:31 PM

    2012: Stats

    66 catches 943 yards 6 TDs

    And he wasn’t healthy. Get ready NFC East #howboutdemcowboys

  6. stunzeed5 says: Sep 3, 2013 2:52 PM

    Got paid….got lazy….got Cowboy’d.

  7. sschmiggles says: Sep 3, 2013 2:59 PM

    I love it when these coaches open their mouths before anything’s happened on the field. It’s all talk until then.

  8. tommyturbo1969 says: Sep 3, 2013 3:32 PM

    things have happened on the field…..that’s the point……..he had 66 catches last year for 943 yards and 6 td’s……if we follow your’ logic’ no coach can speak…..really….

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2013 4:15 PM

    The Cowboys drafted a WR, Terrance Williams in the 3rd round. Suddenly that hamstring of Austin’s is doing better now. Funny how that goes isn’t it?

  10. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    our team stays healthy there is no questions we will be in the SB. this team is loaded and only reason they didn’t take it to the next level was the team was decimated with injuries last year.

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!
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    No team escapes without injuries. The Cowboys lack of depth will hurt them when the injuries inevitably strike. Between that and their crappy o-line, I predict they’ll be 7-9 this year.

  11. trefkennedy says: Sep 3, 2013 5:47 PM

    A healthy Miles Austin= 1100 yards and 12 td’s along with Dez getting 1100-1200 yards, 1988 TeamCowboys

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