Miles Austin Makes Pair of Huge Plays, Sets Dallas Receiving Record
It worked out pretty well.
Austin caught 10 passes for 250 yards -- breaking Hall of Famer Bob Hayes' previous single-game team receiving record of 246 yards -- and scored two extremely clutch touchdowns as Dallas pulled out a 26-20 win at Kansas City.
Austin's first score came just prior to the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter. With the Cowboys and Chiefs knotted at 13 and Dallas facing a third-and-5 at its own 41, Austin caught a Tony Romo bullet in traffic, broke a pair of tackles, and raced to the end zone to give his team a 20-13 lead.
Dallas was unable to hold that edge, though. The Cowboys' defense let Kansas City march down the field and tie the game at 20 in the final 30 seconds.
On the fourth possession of overtime, Austin made sure Dallas got its victory. On second-and-15 from the Cowboys' 40, Austin came back to the ball to catch a Romo pass and freed himself from a defender. He then burst up the sideline, going 60 yards for the game-winning score.
Prior to Sunday's sensational effort, Austin had made just five catches for 81 yards and a score in the first four weeks of the season. Last season, he had 278 yards receiving -- just 28 more than what he put up in Kansas City.