Miles Austin Works on Special Teams

A day after losing first-round wide receiver Dez Bryant for four-to-six weeks with a high ankle sprain, Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver Miles Austin was on the field Saturday morning for special teams drills.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that he wasn't entirely happy with the heavy workload that Bryant had before his injury.

Prior to his breakout season in 2009, Austin was a key contributor on special teams, serving as the team's primary kick-returned from 2006-08. Austin began last season in that role, and overall, has averaged 24.1 yards on 89 returns.

It's unlikely that Austin will be used in that role again, or that he'll work as heavily on special teams as Bryant had in his first few days in the NFL, but the site of Austin doing additional work so soon after Bryant's injury is enough to raise a few eyebrows.

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