Dallas notebook: Miles Austin breaks team record

Oklahoman Published: October 12, 2009
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Austin breaks Hayes’ record
Miles Austin looked nothing like a backup making his first career start.

Stepping in for injured wide receiver Roy Williams, Austin caught 10 passes for a franchise-record 250 yards and scored the winning touchdown in overtime of the Cowboys’ 26-20 victory Sunday over winless Kansas City.

Austin erased the record of 246 yards that Hall of Famer "Bullet” Bob Hayes set against Washington almost 39 years ago.

"It’s a feeling that’s unbelievable,” he said. "It’s amazing. I never seen that coming today. I was ready today, but you never expect a huge game like that.”

Austin is the third Cowboys receiver when Williams is healthy. But he was unstoppable against the Chiefs.

Extra points
Neither Tony Romo nor Matt Cassell threw an interception. … Umpire Bill Schuster left the field for several plays in the first half. Schuster was standing in front of the pile when Kansas City LB Tamba Hali rolled up on him from behind, knocking him flat. … Cassel has thrown a TD pass in four straight games and gone 100 consecutive throws without an interception.

By The Associated Press

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