When Jerry Jones starts giving injury reports, you know it’s a huge ballgame.
The Cowboys have nursed Austin along like a baby since he injured his hamstring three games ago. Jones and the teams medical staff is now prepared to unleash Austin on the New York Giants.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that Austin, the team’s No. 2 receiver, should return for Sunday’s NFC East clash against the New York Giants.
Austin has missed the last three games with hamstring issues. Overall, he has missed five total games this season because of his hamstrings and hasn’t made a catch since Sept. 22 against the St. Louis Rams.
The Cowboys made it clear that they were going to shut Austin down until he was completely healthy.
“He’s had a good practice out there on Monday,” Jones said on his Dallas-based radio show on KRLD-FM. “I think he was actually ready to go against New Orleans (Nov. 10), and he probably could have gone earlier.
“But we really wanted to be conservative on that to the end. That it works this way, to have him for these next six ballgames (is good). I’m really, probably getting ahead of myself because of the history we’ve had there with him with his hamstrings. To have him back out there, he’s our best route runner. He’ll make a difference in what we’re doing offensively.”