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Miles Austin to practice today

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will return to practice Wednesday for the first time since straining a hamstring in a Sept. 22 win against the St. Louis Rams, according to a source.

Austin missed the last two games -- losses to the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos -- but has improved to the point that he could return Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Austin is expected to take part in a limited part of practice, but he should take some team snaps.

Austin was hurt in the third quarter of the Rams game, and at the time coach Jason Garrett said the strain was not as severe as those that limited Austin in 2011 and ’12. He missed six games in 2011 with hamstring strains to both legs, and while he did not miss a game last season, he was not at full strength.

Rookie Terrance Williams replaced Austin the past two games and had 11 catches for 222 yards and an 82-yard touchdown.

Austin has 15 catches for 125 yards this season.