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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Miles Austin refreshed by offseason

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Miles Austin did not mean to cause a stir with his comments in a Men’s Health magazine video last month regarding his conditioning in 2011.

To refresh, here’s what Austin said: “I'm feeling great right now, by the way. Right now I'm working with the trainers at our facility. I feel like last year, I wasn't prepared for the season in the way I should have been condition-wise, even though I looked and felt like it at the time. That's one thing I have to keep an eye on, to make sure I'm in the best physical shape I can be."

Austin, who missed six games with two different hamstring injuries in 2011, was asked about the comments at the Cowboys’ sponsorship golf tournament Wednesday.

“I feel like I’m working differently now than I did then, that’s what I meant by that,” Austin said.

Last year’s lockout prevented the traditional offseason program. Austin took part in all of the player-run practices, worked out with a handful of players and was in shape. This year Austin and his teammates are under the supervision of strength coach Mike Woicik and his staff, working on more football-specific conditioning.

“It’s just a great thing to be in such a team environment right now working with our guys,” Austin said.