IRVING – Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to miss three to five weeks after suffering his second hamstring injury of the season in Sunday’s 23-13 win over Seattle.
Austin left the game after recording a 39-yard reception in the first half. He missed two games after pulling up lame late in regulation in the Cowboys’ overtime win at San Francisco in Week 2. A hamstring injury also forced him to miss time during the preseason.
Austin has 28 catches for 403 yards and four TDs, three of which came against the 49ers.
“Yeah, it’s unfortunate,” Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten said Monday when asked about Austin being out. “Any time you have a guy like him who can create so much – a simple route can turn into a 50-yard gain for you with him on the field – (it’s tough). Even when he’s not getting the ball, he demands so much attention that it opens up a lot for other guys. That one hurts, but I think (coach) Jason (Garrett) does a great job…(of creating) competition and br