Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/16/12
After compiling consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons in 2009 and 2010, Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin battled with hamstring injuries in 2011, preventing him from playing in six games. The two-time Pro Bowler was recently asked if he is training differently to ready himself for the 2012 campaign. While answering that question on a video clip posted on MensHealth.com, Austin reveals that he wasn't in the best possible physical shape entering last season. "Right now I'm working with the trainers at our facility," Austin said during a promotional appearance at a Neiman Marcus store in San Antonio. "I feel like last year I wasn't prepared for the season the way I should've been condition-wise, even though I looked and felt it at the time. That's one thing that I have to keep an eye on. To make sure I'm in the best physical shape I can be." Austin suffered a strained hamstring before the season started and reaggravated the injury during a Week 2 victory in San Francisco, a game where the six-year veteran dominated with nine grabs for 143 yards and three scores. He missed two games and returned to action for four contests before suffering another hamstring injury in a win over the Seahawks. Austin missed four games but played in the final four outings of the season. Austin, who has 25 touchdown catches over the last three seasons with seven coming in 2011, told Dallas' 1310 The Ticket KTCK-AM in February that his hamstring issues were resolved. "It feels good. It feels good," he said. "It's not an issue." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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