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News: DMN: Cowboys receiver Miles Austin feels fine: 'I'm playing in the game' Sunday

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NewsBot, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot New Member

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    IRVING — Miles Austin said Friday that he’s ready to play Sunday night. The Dallas Cowboys veteran wide receiver was inactive the last two games with a strained left hamstring but was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    “Practiced hard,” Austin said. “Fired up … I’m playing in the game. I feel fine.”

    When further questioned about playing against Washington, Austin repeatedly responded with a simple: “Fired up and excited.”

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  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Easy Miles you might pull up lame getting fired up and excited
  3. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    The amazing recuperative powers of Terrance Williams.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I'm not sure, but it might've been @theebs who mentioned that they might hold Miles out until the Redskins game regardless of what was reported. So sounds like the expected rehab time to me.
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the TW angle. I like our depth here. Miles has a serious threat to his #2 WR role. I am sure this has helped things, perhaps even unknowingly speeding up Miles' recovery.
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  6. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Funny but true
  7. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I hate to defend Miles over this, but Hamstring problems can be so hard to get over. Especially in a sport like this.
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  8. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    He can sit behind Williams and Beasley. Or at the very least he should be slot with Williams still starting opposite Dez.
  9. punit328

    punit328 Active Member

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    I hope they still keep Beasley active
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  10. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Good. I don't care who starts, just be productive.
  11. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    Why because Williams had one good game?
  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Other than the fumble the game prior, he's had two very good games. Beyond that, he is supposed to be the future #2 WR on this team. At some point, you have to let the future guy take over. He and Miles don't play the spot anyway. Miles is a slot receiver.
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  13. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I understand the love Williams is getting but at this point in time he's no Miles Austin when miles is healthy.
  14. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Wait until he has to accelerate to try and catch a small overthrow! Ham and beans all over again.
  15. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    Yeah, but is Miles really healthy or is he going to be playing at 75% or so?

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    Agree! I'm thrilled to have Miles back. The more the merrier. Wishing away another weapon for this offense is like wishing away a wet t-shirt contest.
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  17. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Williams and Beasley are the magic healing powers.:)
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  18. Dodger

    Dodger Indomitable

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    He's back, but I would bet money that he re-injures the hamstring again sometime in the next several weeks. I don't know a whole lot about the subject, but from what I have read and watch regarding hamstring injuries, once you start getting them, it becomes easier and easier to get them again. When healed, there is scar tissue on the hamstring which isn't as pliable as the original tissue, and the stress on that tissue increases the chance of re-injury. Miles has had several of these injuries in the past several years, so I'm somewhat expecting a repeat of last year when this nagged him all season.
  19. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    yea steve dennis said it on the Monday after he injured it against the rams. Said he was told don't expect him till the skins game.
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  20. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Well, hopefully Miles is giving Michael Vick some advice on how to heal quickly from hamstring problems. :)

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