Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul predicts that blood will be spilled when his team meets the Cowboys in Week 12 and it looks like Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will be available to take part in the sanguinary proceedings.
During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, that Austin is ready to play for the first time since an October 20 victory over the Eagles. Austin had no catches in that game and he had none the previous week as he struggled to play through the hamstring injury that sidelined him for two games early in the year and has kept him out of the last three contests as well.
Jones addressed concerns that the Cowboys would bring Austin back to soon by saying that the team felt Austin could have played two weeks ago. They took a more conservative approach in order to avoid any more setbacks, though, and Jones feels that the time to let Austin loose has come.
Terrance Williams has five catches the last three games, which isn’t as much as you’d like to see when defenses are selling out to stop Dez Bryant on the other side of the field. A healthy Austin should make more of an impact than that, which would leave defenses with difficult choices to make when it comes to guarding everyone on the Dallas side of the ball.