It seems only fitting that a game named Austin, (the state capital of Texas) would have a big day between the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Texans (a.k.a. Kansas City Chiefs). The Chiefs are 0-5 after losing in overtime 26-20 to the Cowboys. Miles Austin had 250 yards receiving and two late touchdowns to secure the win.
Austin was already have a good game when with just over two minutes to play, Austin caught a pass from Tony Romo, slipped a defender and cruised 59 yards for a touchdown. That gave Dallas their first lead of the game after falling behind 13-3 late in the third quarter.
Matt Cassel, showed some poise as he led the Chiefs down the field on a two minute drive capped by a 16 yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe on a 4th and 7 with :24 to play in regulation.
However, in overtime, it was Austin again, who caught a pass from Romo, turned away from a tackle and raced 60 yards for the game winner midway through the overtime period. Down 13-3, the Cowboys cut the lead to 13-10 on a 36 yard run from Tashard Choice.
The Cowboys did everything to lose this game. Tony Romo looked awful. Their team was out of sync, undisciplined and clueless through the first three quarters. They got flagged 13 times and fumbled the ball away twice, yet the Chiefs only managed 13 points in the first three quarters and gained just 304 yards of offense.
I give some credit to Cassel, who virtually had to do all with his arm. Larry Johnson gained just 37 yards on 21 carries. Cassel was 23 of 41 for 253 yards and two scores playing behind a banged up offensive line in the second half.
Again, good character coming back down late to tie the game, but the same old Chiefs unable to finish another game off.