Things are looking very familiar to Dallas Cowboys fans as far as Austin is concerned. Austin opened the season with a big 10 reception game and it looked like the old Miles Austin was back. Then, in the St. Louis game in week three, Austin went down with an injured hamstring.
In 2011, Austin opened the season with 14 receptions, 233 yards and four touchdowns in the first two games of the season. He injured his hamstring and missed the next month before coming back and only catching 29 receptions for the rest of the season combined.
In 2012, he battled hamstring problems all year and was off-and-on for the entire season. It seems that, ever since his breakout campaign in 2010, injuries have hampered his success and he doesn’t look like a receiver who is worth the big $4.7 million raise he is due in 2015.
Jason Garrett is remaining positive, saying that Austin was healthier than he had been in years – up until the hamstring injury. That is the problem with Austin. If his injury lingers, as they have the last two years, this might be the end of his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys.