Cowboys expect Miles Austin to be ready Week 1

ESPN Dallas - [Full Article]

Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones does not expect receiver Miles Austin to play in the remainder of the preseason.

Austin has not practiced since straining his hamstring Aug. 4, but the Cowboys anticipate that he will be available for the Sept. 5 season opener against the New York Giants. The Cowboys are being especially cautious with Austin because he missed a total of six games due to separate hamstring strains last season.

"We're basically just wanting to make sure he's ready for New York," Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM. "That's where it's all headed for him. He probably will need some work, just logic tells you, before he gets in the game, but we're not interested in seeing him (play in the preseason).

"The risks of him getting out there and really competing at this time would I think be overruled (by) the game we have for him being completely healthy in New York."

Fantasy Impact: 

Austin is a highly productive receiver when healthy, but fantasy owners have to take a leap of faith when drafting him this year.

Filed Under: 2012, Preseason

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