Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin has been nursing a bad hamstring for most of the team’s training camp.

The Cowboys' brass do not expect Austin to return for the pre-season finale next week against the St. Louis Rams either, according to the team's official website.

Austin has been battling hamstring difficulties since last season when he missed six games because of it.

Team owner Jerry Jones was the latest to chime in on the injured wide out.

“He’s not one of the ones I’m thinking will be back,” Jones said. “I wouldn’t discount it, but he’s not one of the ones that I have coming back. I hope (Matt) Johnson’s back out there. I hope Johnson can get out there and get some work in. That’s important to him and us.”

Austin should not be rushed back because the Cowboys need him for the long haul. However, Austin has been a bit injury-prone since signing a long-term deal three years ago.

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.


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