Cowboys’ Miles Austin to be Ready For Week 1?
The Dallas Cowboys have been bitten by the injury bug in the worst way this preseason, as Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten are all nursing injuries heading into the season opener on September 5th.
Luckily, Austin could be on track to face the New York Giants. According to the Dallas Morning News, Austin will not return to practice with the team until Thursday, but is progressing with his rehab from a sore hamstring. Austin has had no setbacks so far, and after sitting out all preseason, he should be healthy in time for week one.
Bryant could also be healthy in time for week one, while Witten (spleen) is not a very safe bet to face the Giants.
It’s nice to hear Austin is nearing 100%, but he’s still a scary receiver to draft. He missed six games in 2011 with the same hamstring woes, so this has to be concerning. I’ll still take a chance on him, but I won’t take him as anything more than a WR2. He’ll bump up my board a bit in the coming week, but I’m hesitant to fully trust him for 2012. I’m much higher on Dez Bryant.
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