Austing was a full participant in Thursday's practice after having been limited to begin the week. The 27-year-old is managing a groin issue that sidelined him for more than the first half of the regular season, and is on track to play through the injury versus the Rams on Saturday. Austin could see a slight uptick in snaps with Allen Hurns (ankle) now on injured reserve.
Austin (groin) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
It's the second limited practice in as many days for Austin, who is still receiving maintenance for the groin injury that sidelined him for more than half of the regular season. The 27-year-old was able to play in both of Dallas' last two games and isn't believed to have suffered a setback coming out of last weekend's wild-card win over Seattle, so the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Rams. With Allen Hurns (ankle) moving to injured reserve earlier this week, Austin could see a slight uptick in snaps if he suits up.
Austin (groin) was limited during Tuesday's practice session, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Austin played through his groin injury in Saturdays wildcard win over the Seahawks, but he saw just nine snaps. His limited participation Tuesday bodes well for his ability to play in the divisional round against the Rams, though he may see limited snaps once again.
The fact that Austin is on the field in any capacity for the Cowboys' first practice of the week suggests there isn't much concern about the health of his right groin. Sidelined for nine consecutive games, Austin returned to action in Week 17 against the Giants and filled his usual role as a gadget player and return man for the Cowboys in the team's wild-card victory over the Seahawks this past weekend. With no indication that he suffered any setbacks with the groin coming out of either contest, Austin should be ready to go by the time Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Rams arrives.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan Dallas that he's "very positive" about Austin's (groin) chances of playing Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Rams, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Austin was sidelined for 10 weeks with a strained groin before returning to action in the Cowboys' regular-season finale Dec. 30 against the Giants. He was active again for the team's wild-card win over the Seahawks this past weekend, playing nine offensive snaps and finishing with two touches for four yards. It wasn't reported that Austin suffered any setbacks with his groin during the contest, but even if he did, Jones' comments imply that it won't impact the wideout's status for a revenge game against the team that drafted him in 2013.
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||3||40||418||10.5||81||4||5||2||17|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||8||31||242||7.8||28||0||2||0||12|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||15||52||473||9.1||66||5||5||2||21|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||9||13||47||3.6||13||0||0||0||2|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||3||9||151||16.8||65||1||2||3|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||8||36||224||6.2||19||2||0||11|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||15||52||434||8.3||60||4||6||23|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||9||59||270||4.6||27||1||2||9|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||3||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||8||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||15||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||9||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||18||398||22.1||32||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||2||19||9.5||11||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||3||16||5.3||7||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||33||11||280||8.5||98||1||4|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||35||23||391||11.2||78||1||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||34||15||268||7.9||75||1||4|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||12||1||53||4.4||12||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||13||4||1||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||15||5||0||0||4||0||0||4||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||3||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||5||4||0||2||0||0||2||0|