Both players were listed as doubtful on the team’s final injury report for their game against the Vikings. For Ware, this would be a third straight week on the sideline with the calf injury he suffered in Week Six against the Redskins. Ware vowed to make it back ahead of the 3-4 week prognosis handed down at the time, but it looks like the medical side is going to win this one.
Austin has been bothered by a hamstring injury for some time and appeared to return too quickly after missing two games earlier this year. With Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley playing well, there’s not much reason for the Cowboys to make that mistake twice.
“We’re really wanting to make sure we get him 100 percent back and he’s not out there playing at 85-90 percent,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Give him the chance to get all the way back rather than push him out.”