In his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones was asked if he expects Miles Austin to suit up against the Cardinals.
"I do, yes. But I don’t know because I saw him yesterday and he was moving around real well, said that he thought he could go Sunday, but we’ll see how this week goes along. We don’t want to push that because we have a lot of football ahead of us, but by the same token, we could sure use him. We’ve missed him."
In other injury news, the status of fullback Tony Fiammetta remains up in the air. The Cowboys will sign Shaun Chapas off the practice squad to fill Fiammetta's role, perhaps in time for today's practice, Nick Eatman of dallascowboys.com writes.
Despite all the efforts by the Cowboys trainers and doctors, it is still not clear what Fiammetta is suffering from, and there is no timetable for his return. Fiammetta was a big contributor in the run game, and the Cowboys hope to replicate at least part of his production by promoting Shaun Chapas.
Citing sources, Todd Archer from ESPNDallas writes that return specialist Akwasi Owusu-Ansah will be cut to make room on the 53-man roster for Chapas. If AOA clears waivers, he is still eligible to return to the Cowboys practice squad.
Judging by the last game, kickoff return duties have apparently fallen to Felix Jones. And with Miles Austin likely back for the Cardinals game, the Cowboys could again use Kevin Ogletree on punt returns (with Dez Bryant possibly being used situationally), thus making AOA the odd man out.