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Friday, October 18, 2013
Miles Austin sits for second day in row

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is sitting out his second straight practice Friday, but coach Jason Garrett said the receiver didn't suffer a setback in his return from a hamstring strain.

“Just watching him and seeing how he’s doing coming back off the injury and making sure we’re doing the right things, and rest is part of the equation for him, as it would be for anybody,” Garrett said.

Austin ran some routes off to the side Friday as the offense worked. He played Sunday against the Washington Redskins but did not have a catch after missing the previous two games.

Defensive ends DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) and Edgar Jones (groin), running backs DeMarco Murray (knee) and Lance Dunbar (hamstring), and linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck) are not practicing Friday.

Ware said he would be a game-time decision. Murray has held out hope he could play Sunday and was doing some running on the side Friday during the portion of practice open to the media.

The Cowboys expect to fill their roster vacancy after practice. With Ware, defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (stinger) bothered by injury, it would make the most sense to call up defensive end Jason Vega from the practice squad.