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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Miles Austin, Mike Jenkins shoot for Dec. 4 return

By Todd Archer

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys do not play again until Dec. 4 at Arizona, and Miles Austin and Mike Jenkins are aiming to make their return from hamstring injuries against the Cardinals.

Jenkins hurt his hamstring at Philadelphia on Oct. 30 and has missed the last four games. Austin has missed the last three games after suffering his injury Nov. 6 against Seattle.

“I’m trying to be back as soon as possible, and that would be as soon as possible,” Austin said.

Said Jenkins, “I want to show the trainers that I can get out there this week. I think I’ve been doing a god job. It’s progressing. We’ve got a big break here, 10 days or so, so we’re just going to try to capitalize with those days and get back on the field.”

Austin said he has been doing some striding the last few days and Jenkins went through a pregame warmup Thursday on his own.

“I feel like I’ll be back next week, so I wanted to get game routine back in,” Jenkins said.

Austin missed two games earlier in the season with an injured left hamstring. He is rehabbing from a right hamstring injury this time.

“I’m striding now but it’s different when you’re actually running with someone on you and getting off the ball,” Austin said. “It’s a different tempo. I’m feeling better and stronger every day.”

Austin and Jenkins will continue their rehab over the weekend even though the players are off.