Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) works against Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) during the first quarter in an preseason game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Austin set to start today

Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin will definitely be playing in today’s storied rivalry matchup against the Washington Redskins, and he should be able to take advantage of a horrendous Redskins defense. The Cowboys pass-catching core looks complete for Tony Romo at this point, as they have a legitimate superstar in Dez Bryant, a chain-mover in Miles Austin, a big-time deep threat in rookie Terrance Williams, and star TE Jason Witten. Williams had a massive game against the Denver Broncos last week, and his emergence certainly bodes well for the entire group.

Cowboys excellent official site beat writer Bryan Broaddus was asked by a fan if Miles Austin will start today or be limited by the Cowboys whilst coming off of an injury, and Boaddus replied that Austin will start after having a “good week” of practice. Austin’s return to the lineup after yet another hamstring injury comes after missing two weeks of action, as Williams started as the No. 2 receiver in Austin’s stead against two AFC West opponents in the San Diego Chargers and Broncos.

Austin was always expected to play today, and it’s great news to hear that he is healthy enough to start today. He has plenty of motivation on his side, too, as it is a rivalry game and Austin likely wants to prove to the fan base and team that he is not expendable in lieu of Williams’s big game last week. Austin isn’t a playmaker like Williams, but he is much more consistent than the promising Baylor rookie.

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