Miles Austin given day off for rest

October, 17, 2013
10/17/13
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IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys gave wide receiver Miles Austin a day off Thursday to make sure he is closer to 100 percent to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Austin was on the elliptical machine at the start of practice. He played in Dallas' win Sunday against the Washington Redskins but did not have a catch after missing two games with a hamstring strain.

Running backs DeMarco Murray (knee) and Lance Dunbar (hamstring) are also missing from practice, as is DeMarcus Ware, who has a quadriceps strain that could keep him out Sunday. Murray has hopes of playing, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones already ruled him out.

Defensive end George Selvie returned to the practice field after he sat out Wednesday’s workout because of a sore shoulder.

Linebacker DeVonte Holloman is not practicing because of a neck strain he suffered Wednesday. Defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) is also not at practice. He did not play against Washington.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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