Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett made comments suggesting that the Cowboys might shut down Miles Austin for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Austin played in Weeks 6 and 7, after missing the previous two games, but has been struggling with a hamstring injury and hasn’t recorded a catch since Week 3. The 29 year old wide receiver was active on Sunday despite missing practice on Thursday and Friday. He was active for roughly half of the snaps in the matchup against the Eagles.
“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.” — Jason Garrett
One player to keep an eye on while Austin is banged up is Cole Beasley. The 2nd year receiver out of Southern Methodist University made his first career start on Sunday and came through with 6 catches for 53 yards.
When asked about a potentially increased role, Beasley told press that it is all about winning football games and the rest will work itself out. Both the Cowboys coach and their quarterback, Tony Romo, have been pleased with Beasley, describing him as a “quarterback-friendly” receiver.