Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has been hampered by hamstring problems over each of the last two seasons. As a result, the Cowboys are trying to protect Austin from additional injury early in the offseason, as they will be removing him from the playing field every now and then to keep him from overworking his hamstrings, according to Carlos Mendez of The Star-Telegram. The Cowboys held Austin out one day of mandatory mini-camp last week, and he also missed some of the team’s voluntary practices earlier this offseason. By doing so, Dallas is hoping that Austin can spend more time on the field during the regular season. Austin missed six games in 2011 due to injury. Last year, he was able to play in all 16 games, but he was clearly impacted by hip and ankle ailments throughout the season. While the Cowboys are taking things slow with Austin, if he’d have it his way he’d be on the field. “I want to go,” he said. “When Coach says you can’t, you just kind of have to sit there and not go. But it’s tough for me, sometimes, just to watch the other guys going and not be out there, especially in this heat and knowing how it is to play wideout. You’re out there running. You get tired, and you want at least a few more bodies in there to take some of that load off.” Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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