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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Practice report: Cowboys down two WRs

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Miles Austin was not the only wide receiver missing from Wednesday’s practice, as a hip pointer kept Dwayne Harris out of the workout.

Harris was hurt in last week’s loss to the St. Louis Rams. He caught a 24-yard touchdown pass but also fumbled a punt.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the team can be “conservative” with Austin on Wednesday, but he was not sure if the receiver would be able to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Austin strained his hamstring in the third quarter of the win over the Rams and has been slowed by hamstring injuries in each of the previous two seasons.

Defensive end DeMarcus Ware was not in pads Wednesday but went through individual drills. Ware has been bothered the past two weeks by a stinger. He said he returned to the padding he used in 2012 that kept him stinger-free in the second half against St. Louis and hopes that will cure the ailment this season.