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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cowboys ready for WR by committee

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Running back by committee has been a term used for years, but the Dallas Cowboys might introduce wide receiver by committee if Miles Austin is unable to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers because of a hamstring strain.

Austin is missing his second straight day of practice, and coach Jason Garrett said the team is taking Austin’s situation day by day.

Terrance Williams has played 97 snaps in the first three games and has five catches for 60 yards. Dwayne Harris has played 27 snaps and has four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. Cole Beasley was inactive the first two games, but played six snaps against the St. Louis Rams.

“We have a lot of confidence in those guys,” Garrett said. “Sometimes you do it by play. Sometimes you do it when one guy needs a little bit of a break during the game. Other times you do it kind of by personnel packages. We’ve done it that way in the past, and we suspect we’ll do it that way again.”