Miles Austin hurts right arm, returns

Updated: November 25, 2010, 6:08 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting wide receiver Miles Austin left Thursday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a right arm injury.

Austin, who went to the locker room for X-rays, returned to the game after missing a few plays.

The receiver was injured after catching a pass from Jon Kitna. As he was being tackled, the Saints' Danny Clark crashed into him. Austin's drop after the hit was initially ruled a fumble but then overturned on a challenge.

With Austin out, the Cowboys used Dez Bryant and Sam Hurd more in the offense.

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Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.