Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin will return to practice Wednesday for the first time since straining a hamstring in a Sept. 22 win against the St. Louis Rams according to a source.

Austin missed the last two games -- losses to the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos -- but has improved to the point where he could return Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Austin is expected to take part in a limited part of practice but he should take some team snaps.

Austin was hurt in the third quarter of the Rams’ win and at the time coach Jason Garrett said the strain was not as severe as those that limited Austin in 2011 and ’12. He missed six games in 2011 with hamstring strains to both legs and while he did not miss a game last season he was not at full strength.