Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) cannot catch a pass against Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) in the fourth quarter at AT

Miles Austin at practice but not actually practicing

Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin has an iffy role in the organization right now, because the hamstring injury he suffered in late September has caused him to go without a reception since sustaining the injury in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams. It wasn’t expected to be this serious, but Austin has a nasty issue with hamstring injuries and can never seem to recover quickly enough from them. He’s been horrible and clearly limited physically due to the injury, to the point where the Cowboys are essentially shutting him down for a week in the hopes that he can finally get back on track.

ESPN Dallas’s Calvin Watkins reports that Miles Austin is stretching his hamstring and wearing his helmet at practice, but he isn’t taking any actual reps. Austin is basically at practice without actually participating in practice, as he isn’t running routes with the other WRs either. He needs to be extremely worried with what two young WRs on the Cowboys roster have done, because his role looks uncertain once he returns.

Rookie Terrance Williams has excellent speed and has improved big-time from his first game. He’s looked very good out there, and he brings another dimension to this offense with his vertical speed. Cole Beasley is taking Austin’s role as a possession receiver, because he is doing an incredible job moving the chains in the slot. Austin still has a role once he comes back, but he is looking more and more expendable with each passing week.

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