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The Stat Line Of The Night – 10/11/09 – Miles Austin
Total Pro Sports – The Cowboys have been shaky at best this season, and this week’s matchup at Kansas City should have been a gimme game for them. Fortunately for NFL fans, it turned out to be a great game decided on a long touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Miles Austin in overtime.
Miles Austin is supposedly the back up to Roy Williams who was out with injury this week. He looked nothing like a back up yesterday though. He was dominant and looked like a go to guy for Romo. His final line on the day? 10 catches for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns. Austin made the two biggest plays of the game. With the cornerback pressing Austin, Romo noticed tight coverage and threw a pass to Austin who then broke 2 tackles for a 59-yard touchdown, giving the Cowboys their first lead of the game late in the 4th quarter.
The second one took place in overtime. Austin caught a 60 yard touchdown pass to win the game. Romo described Austin’s play after the game:
“He tried to jump it, so I had to keep it outside a little more than you’d normally want to, but Miles did a good job of continuing to come back,” Romo said. “If you take that chance as a corner, the possibility is there. I was glad to see Miles take off. It was really exciting and rewarding.”
Austin’s 250 yards set a new Cowboys receiving record, passing Bob Hayes 246 yard record earning him “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Sunday, October 11th, 2009
Austin saves ‘Boys with OT breakaway, 250 receiving yards – [Sportsline]