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Cowboys WR Tavon Austin Skipping Surgery, May Return in 2018

A groin sustained last week against Jacksonville won't send to , at least for now. The receiver has elected to forego surgery at this time, giving him a chance to return to action in 2018.

There was concern that Austin could land on IR initially following the Jaguars game, but he sought a second this week. It appears that this new information was enough for Tavon and the Cowboys to decide that surgery can wait.

Austin should miss this Sunday's game with the . He has been the team's this season and a useful tool on , playing mostly receiver but also lining up the backfield at times.

Despite his limited opportunities, Tavon is tied with for the team lead with two receiving touchdowns in 2018.

How long Austin will remain out is unknown at this time. After the Washington game, Dallas will have their and then host the on .

Both of these are games that the Cowboys, feeling good after a blowout victory over Jacksonville, should be able to win without Austin. But they would certainly like him back for the Week 10 road game with the .

In Tavon's absence, Cole Beasley will likely field punts. We may see more of in the speed routes that Austin ran on offense, though Dallas could also finally see what recently returned has to offer.

With an expiring contract this year, Tavon will likely want to get back soon and trying to improve his stock for the 2019 . Hopefully, he can still have a positive impact on his value and the Cowboys season in the weeks ahead.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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