October 11th, 2009 – Miles Austin Has An Amazing Day As The Cowboys Beat The Chiefs


When the Dallas Cowboys came to Arrowhead Stadium on October 11th, 2009, not much of a game was expected by many. The Cowboys, though their record was just 2-2, were considered one of the better teams in the NFC and the Chiefs were sitting there with a record of 0-4. By the time the game was over, every fan in the stadium had gotten their money’s worth, the Cowboys would be 3-2, and the Chiefs would drop to a disappointing 0-5.

The first quarter was not filled with a lot of action and it would end in a 0-0 tie. Kansas City would jump to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter after a Ryan Succop field goal followed by a Matt Cassel to Mike Vrabel one yard touchdown pass. The disappointing Cowboys offense would finally get on the scoreboard just before the half with a Nick Folk field goal, making the score Chiefs 10 and Cowboys 3 at the midway point.

The second half would start off like the first and after another Succop field goal, the Cowboys would look up to see themselves down 13-3 to a team they should have easily been handling. It was at this point that the Cowboys offense woke up and, with the help of receiver Miles Austin, found a way to come back and win the game. Before the third quarter was over, Tashard Choice would rip off a 36 yard touchdown run that would bring Dallas to within three points of Kansas City. The Cowboys would then tie it up in the fourth with a Nick Folk field goal and go ahead thanks to a 59 yard Tony Romo to Miles Austin touchdown pass. Kansas City would put a comeback of their own together though and after Cassel hooked up with receiver Dwayne Bowe on a 16 yard touchdown pass, the fourth quarter would end all tied up at 20 points apiece. Miles Austin would come through again though in overtime as he hauled in a 60 yard touchdown pass from Romo to win the game for Dallas by the score of 26-20.

At the end of the day, Miles Austin had put together one of the best receiving days every by a Cowboys player. He caught ten passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He added to that one kick return for 24 yards, giving him 274 total yards in the game. This was not only the game of his life, but the most receiving yards in one game in Dallas Cowboys history.

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