Miles Austin | WR | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 11/25/2013 10:55pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was able to take part in a full practice session Monday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Austin did record a reception in Week 12 for the first time in more than 2 months, but it was a reception, singular, for 17 yards on 3 targets. He's not worth a fantasy start until he shows he's going to have some semblance of his old role in the Dallas offense.
Posted: 11/19/2013 2:16pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is ready to return.
Huddle Up: We all know what Jerry says in Big D usually has a way of happening so look for Austin back in the mix Sunday as he seeks his first reception since Week 3. Rookie Terrance Williams and, of course, Dez Bryant are several pegs above him in the team's fantasy WR pecking order.
Posted: 11/18/2013 11:50am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is expected to return for the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Austin has been threatening to return for a while, but he's been pushed to the side by Terrance Williams. Going forward about the only thing Austin does is dings Williams' fantasy value, as there's a threat he takes some looks away from the rookie.
Posted: 11/12/2013 1:38pm et
The Dallas Cowboys expect to get WR Miles Austin (hamstring), S J.J. Wilcox (knee), DT Jason Hatcher (neck) and CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) back after their Week 11 bye.
Huddle Up: Austin hasn't caught a pass since Week 3, and with the emergence of rookie wideout Terrance Williams (9-498-5) look for him to assume the team's No. 3 WR role after the Cowboys' bye.
Posted: 11/5/2013 11:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said WR Miles Austin (hamstring) and CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) are improving but are doubtful for Week 10.
Huddle Up: It's quickly become a lost season for Austin, who hasn't caught a pass since Week 3. If you haven't moved on yet, what's the holdup?
Posted: 10/31/2013 1:42pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was not practicing Thursday, Oct. 31, in the portion of practice open to the media. Austin was going through rehab exercises on a side field.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season for Austin, who hasn't caught a pass since Week 3. In the meantime, rookie Terrance Williams has stepped in rather nicely in his stead and it's clear that he's going to figure in the team's plans even when -- and/or if -- Austin finally is healthy enough to contribute.
Posted: 10/28/2013 1:43am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was inactive again in Week 8, and his return date is uncertain. The team has discussed shutting him down until he is 100 percent.
Huddle Up: Terrence Williams is filling in just fine, to the point where Miles Austin is being rendered irrelevant in that offense. Sure, the Cowboys would love to have him on the field, but how much he will help your fantasy team at this point is a bit of a difficult prognostication to make.
Posted: 10/24/2013 6:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) was held out of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, after being limited Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Things are obviously trending the wrong way for Austin, who hasn't had a catch since Week 3. In the meantime, Terrance Williams' fantasy stock keeps climbing.
Posted: 10/21/2013 5:40pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett indicated the team could hold WR Miles Austin (hamstring) out until he is fully recovered from his hamstring injury. 'He really had a good start to the season, had some good explosiveness and quickness to him and was productive for us. Then he tweaked his hamstring a couple of weeks ago and hasn't been the same. We've got to make sure we get him healthy and hopefully we can do that and have some other guys play for him until he's ready to really roll,' Garrett said.
Huddle Up: The song remains the same for Austin. It sounds like you should plan to keep him on your bench for a while longer.
Posted: 10/11/2013 12:35pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is practicing Friday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Austin is expected to play on Sunday and he has a good match-up against a struggling Washington pass defense. However, expect rookie Terrance Williams to continue seeing targets in the Cowboys' offense as well after two strong games. Austin is a flex play coming off his injury this week.
Posted: 10/10/2013 8:14pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Bank on having Austin available this weekend as he's now practiced for 2 straight days. The WR has msised the past 2 games.
Posted: 10/9/2013 12:10pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 9. He is expected to be limited, but he should do some team drills.
Huddle Up: Austin's return could take a bite out of Terrance Williams' numbers--or, conversely, Williams' play could allow the Cowboys to be cautious with Austin as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. How much practice time Austin logs this week will go a long way towards determining his role--and fantasy prospects--this weekend.
Posted: 10/4/2013 5:58pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 5. He was able to do some light running during the early stages of practice Friday, Oct. 4, and will try to work out before the game.
Huddle Up: As expected, it's going to be a GTD with Austin, but the Cowboys-Broncos afternoon kickoff isn't going to help fantasy GMs. The best advice is to get your Plan B in your lineup now and stick with that until further notice.
Posted: 10/3/2013 5:50pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: With 2 straight missed practices, the chances are greater Austin will miss a second straight game Sunday. See if the WR is able to do anything Friday.
Posted: 10/2/2013 1:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Austin is still bothered by a bum hamstring. Terrence Williams would be in line for more snaps if Austin can't go again this week.
Posted: 9/30/2013 10:29pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said WR Miles Austin (hamstring) has made progress and may be able to play Week 5. Austin has been able to run on his injured hamstring.
Huddle Up: Austin sat out the Week 4 loss to the Chargers and will be playing catch-up in more ways than one if he can go Sunday as he only had 5 catches for 53 yards combined in Weeks 2 & 3 after a 10-reception, 72-yard opener. He has yet to score this season.
Posted: 9/27/2013 3:52pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and has been ruled out for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Rookie Terrance Williams will get the start and Dwayne Harris will see more playing time in the slot with Austin out. However, this is good news for the owners of Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and DeMarco Murray, who will carry Dallas' offense against San Diego on Sunday. If this injury lingers, Williams and Harris will fight for targets and fantasy relevance.
Posted: 9/27/2013 12:16pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin is not practicing Friday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Austin is nursing a hamstring injury (again), and sitting out the Friday practice session is never a good thing with regards to making it to the field on Sunday.
Posted: 9/23/2013 1:16pm et
The Dallas Cowboys do not believe WR Miles Austin's (hamstring) injury is as serious as previous hamstring injuries. The team will see how he feels Wednesday, Sept. 25, before determining if he will practice.
Huddle Up: Good news for his fantasy owners. Keep an eye on his status throughout the week.
Posted: 9/22/2013 4:41pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) came out of the Week 3 game with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.
Huddle Up: And so Austin suffers his first injury of the season. Hopefully it's minor, but his history indicates he could miss some time.
Posted: 8/26/2013 4:22pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said he believes WR Miles Austin is looking quicker than he has the last few preseasons because he has stayed healthy. 'He looks fresher,' Garrett said. 'He looks quicker to me. And he's a hard matchup player for people because he's big. He can play outside, but he also has quickness to play inside and sometimes you're playing against a smaller nickel guy. He's a bigger guy than that and maybe equally as quick so sometimes it's hard to cover someone of that inside stuff.'
Huddle Up: Austin is one of the better values in fantasy drafts these days. Defenses are going to have their hands full with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten—Austin is going to have some huge games if he can stay healthy.
Posted: 6/18/2013 3:35am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin said he believes sitting out some practices during organized team activities and minicamp helped him not overwork his hamstrings. Austin has dealt with hamstring problems the last few seasons.
Huddle Up: Expect this to be an ongoing theme with Austin. If resting him in OTAs helps keep him healthy, Austin may sit out practices during the regular season as well so as to stay on the field.
Posted: 5/9/2013 1:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin made changes to his offseason workouts to try and prevent a recurrence of the hamstring injuries that have dogged him in recent years. 'I'm definitely strengthening my hamstrings a lot more than I have been, just doing a different routine, a couple of extra exercises on our leg days,' Austin said. 'I'm just running hard and trying to compete at a high level. That way, it doesn't shock your muscles when you actually do it for real.'
Huddle Up: Austin has missed 7 starts over the past 2 seasons, and it's kept him under 1,000 yards in back-to-back years now after finishing with 1,320 in 2009 and 1,041 in 2010.
Posted: 2/28/2013 11:23pm et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin restructured his contract Thursday, Feb. 28, to help get the Cowboys under the NFL salary cap. Austin did not take a pay cut, but did shift some of his base salary to a signing bonus.
Huddle Up: As expected, the Cowboys went this route with Austin instead of releasing the WR. TE Jason Witten also agreed to some restructuring as Dallas scraps to get under the cap.
Posted: 2/25/2013 12:42am et
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said the team will not release WR Miles Austin this offseason. The team may ask Austin to restructure his contract in order to create some salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Definitely expect some sort of restructuring to take place with Austin and a few others as the Cowboys reportedly possess one of the league's worst current cap situations.
Posted: 2/24/2013 12:54pm et
The Dallas Cowboys would save $3.6 million against their salary cap if they released WR Miles Austin. The team is roughly $18 million over the cap.
Huddle Up: There can be no arguing that Austin hasn't been productive over the last 4 seasons in Big D, but with the team that much over the cap, there would be more shocking moves the 'Boys could make.
Posted: 2/23/2013 11:55am et
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin has struggled with hamstring injuries for the past two seasons. Head coach Jason Garrett said Friday, Feb. 22, and during the season, that hydration is a big part of injury prevention. He added that the coaches need to protect Austin from himself during the week.
Huddle Up: Anyone else smell a Gatorade endorsement coming? A healthy Austin has tended to be a productive Austin, though he's certainly lost his role as go-to receiver to Dez Bryant. A quality--and healthy--WR2 in a Tony Romo passing game certainly lends itself to fantasy success, so perhaps the Cowboys can find the fountain of happy (and hydrated) hamstrings for Austin.