The Dallas Cowboys injuries keep piling up. Just when Tony Romo and Dez Bryant were finally healthy again, Miles Austin went down with another hamstring injury. According to the team's official website on Sept. 27, Austin will not play this weekend's game with the San Diego Chargers.
Austin has suffered through hamstring injuries through the past two years and that has really hurt his numbers. If this one lingers like the last ones, this might be Austin's final season with the Cowboys.
That is especially true since Dallas will start rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams in his place. One of the thoughts when Dallas drafted Williams was that they were looking for a replacement for Austin in case the injury bug bit him again.
With Austin out, this is Williams chance to prove himself worthy of starting for the Cowboys. Based on overall play this season, it was Dwayne Harris who deserved this start, but Harris is also suffering through a hip pointer injury.
If Harris is out, that will open the door for Cole Beasley to come in and prove himself to the Cowboys coaches. Beasley has often been referred to as a Wes Welker-styled player and if Harris is out, he will get a lot of playing time in the slot as well as on punt returns.
The other big Dallas Cowboys' injury note this week was the loss of Anthony Spencer to the injured reserve as he requires another knee surgery.