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Sunday, October 16, 2011
Miles Austin has seven catches in return

By Todd Archer


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Miles Austin’s return from a three-week, two-game absence with a hamstring injury gave the Cowboys their best firepower at wide receiver since the season opener, but they could only score one touchdown.

Austin led the Cowboys with seven catches for 74 yards against a Patriots pass defense that was ranked last in the league.

He had two drops and had what would have been a big gain wiped out by a last-second punch by cornerback Kyle Arrington to break up a pass.

“I felt all right,” Austin said. “I probably could’ve done better on some plays but I felt all right.”

Austin said his hamstring was fine, although he will continue to receive treatment.

“I’m still going to dabble in it, but I’m not going to be missing practices because of it,” Austin said. “It’s getting better but I’m still going to be getting a little bit [of treatment].”