WR Austin, CB Scandrick return for Cowboys

Wide receiver Miles Austin and cornerback Orlando Scandrick are

active for the Dallas Cowboys against the New England Patriots.

Austin missed the past two games with a hamstring injury and

Scandrick sat out the past three with a high ankle sprain. Inactive

for Dallas on Sunday were defensive ends Jason Hatcher and Clifton

Geathers, guards Derrick Dockery and David Arkin, fullback Tony

Fiammetta, kicker David Buehler and quarterback Stephen McGee.

The inactive players for the Patriots were linebacker Jerod

Mayo, who missed his second game with a knee injury, safeties

Sergio Brown and Josh Barrett, tackle Sebastian Vollmer, wide

receiver Julian Edelman, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and quarterback

Ryan Mallett.