Stepping in for injured wide receiver Roy Williams, making his first-career start, Miles Austin caught 10 passes for 250 yards and scored the winning touchdown in overtime of the Cowboys' 26-20 victory Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The final score came from 59-yards out as Austin caught a pass from Tony Romo, breaking a tackle by Broncos cornerback Maurice Leggett.
"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."
With the loss the Chiefs have now lost 28 of their last 30 games while the Cowboys move to 16-4 leading into a bye week.
The win came after a myriad of Cowboys errors, including 13 penalties for 90 yards, a missed field goal attempt, a dropped punt by Patrick Crayton, numerous dropped passes and several poor throws from Romo.
Matt Cassel's 16-yard TD pass to Dwayne
Bowe tied it 20-20 with 24 seconds to go in regulation, before Austin
got free on a 60-yard scoring play on Dallas' second possession
"It's a feeling that's unbelievable," Austin said. "It's amazing. I
never seen that coming today. I was ready today, but you never
expect a huge game like that."
Kansas City moved out to a 10-3 halftime lead thanks to two Dallas turnovers and a lackluster first half for America's team.
Dallas wouldn't get going until the fourth, when Romo connected with Austin for the first of two big plays.
Romo ended the game 20-for-34 for 351 yards and two scores. Cassel, who is still
winless since being traded from New England, was 23 for 41 for
NOTES: DeMarcus Ware recorded his first sack of the season, snapping a five-game drought that dated back to last year. ... The Dallas Cowboys now own a 16-4 record when leading into the bye week with their win today. The club has won six of its last seven games leading into the bye week – the loss coming last year at the N.Y. Giants. ... The win also gave the Cowboys their first win at Arrowhead Stadium in three total trips.
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