Found September 12, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Raiders__cowboys_da35
IRVING, Texas -- The person least fazed about Miles Austin's breakout game against Kansas City is Miles Austin himself. Austin was an unknown, undrafted wide receiver in his fourth year with the Cowboys in 2009 when he exploded with 10 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns. "It was the first time I started," Austin said. "It was a big game, personally and for our team. From that point, I've been starting since then. It was a moment at some point, but at the end of the day, we're here now, four years later." Four years later, Austin and Cowboys will return Sunday to face the Chiefs atArrowhead Stadium, site of the biggest moment of his NFL career. That 2009 game not only established Austin as a starter, it set him up for a six-year, 54 million contract extension before the next season, 2010. For him to downplay one of the biggest moments of his life, not just his NFL career, is odd. But that's the easy-going Austin, who said he doesn't remember having much of a reaction when told he would start that day in place of an injured Roy Williams. "I probably just was, like, all right," Austin said. "There was no crazy feeling or anything. It was just, you've got to get prepared to go." Austin said he wasn't particularly nervous leading up to game. "I knew I was going to start, so I wanted to make sure I was on top of all my assignments," Austin said. "Pretty much the same thing I'm doing now. But I just knew I was going to play in the game more that week." Everyone else had a much bigger reaction during the game, especially the stunned Chiefs. Not only did Austin have a big game, numbers-wise, he was impactful. Austin caught a 59-yard touchdown pass with 2:16 left, then a 60-yarder in overtime to snatch a 26-20 overtime win on the road. Newly-signed Cowboys offensive lineman Brian Waters was on the Chiefs' sideline that Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium and remembers it well. "You better believe it," Waters said. "We just had this conversation the other day. I told him we didn't have a clue who you were. All of a sudden we're looking at each other like, Who in the world is 19?' "We had no idea who this guy is, but he hit us for 250 and 11 catches and I hope he has that type of day again. I hope I'm on the right side of that one." Quarterback Tony Romo said he wasn't that surprised because Austin had shown flashes of potential leading up to the Kansas City game in 2009. "I remember we were trying to figure out a way to get Miles on the field because he practiced so well, and in his opportunities in the game he had shown a good burst and just his ability to get open," Romo said. "He went in that game and they played a certain couple of coverages that we were able to attack back then, he took advantage. "I think he just needed his opportunity and once he got it, he ran with it." Austin will get another opportunity to stun the Chiefs, although this time it won't be a surprise. Austin hasn't had a game as big as that one back in 2009, but maybe there's something about Arrowhead that brings out the best in him. "We're about to find out, one way or another," Austin said. "We're just all going to go out and play hard, play our best and see what happens." Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dallas Cowboys’ Anthony Spencer to Return Against Chiefs

  Heading into the Week 2 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys‘ Pro Bowler, Anthony Spencer has confirmed he will return, though not in a starting role. While Spencer has continued to work his way back from arthroscopic knee surgery, Dallas has found surprising production from backup George Selive, a former University of South Florida standout the team signed off...

Anthony Spencer, Brian Waters might play this week

Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer practiced for the first time in a long time on Wednesday after undergoing knee surgery this summer. Dallas owner Jerry Jones announced on his radio show that Spencer and newly acquired offensive lineman Brian Waters could play this week against the Chiefs. “We don’t want to bring Spencer along any faster than we have to,” Jones said, via...

Anthony Spencer getting ready to play on Sunday

Even though Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer didn’t practice on Thursday he still expects to play this week against the Chiefs. “This is the first week I’ve gone straight through without swelling,” Spencer said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Spencer was asked if he’ll be playing on Sunday, “I’m getting ready to play.” Even if Spencer plays this week,  I...

Romo says ribs should be fine for Sunday

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo practiced in pads for the first time Wednesday since bruising his ribs Sunday and said pronounced himself fit enough to play this weekend. "I felt fine, just normal soreness and stuff going through," Romo said. "I assume by the weekend they'll be fine, good to go." Romo was sandwiched between two pass rushers...

The Cowboys won their opener but the Chiefs are looking solid under Reid. Week 2 picks.

The Cowboys offense is looking solid but the Chiefs aren't the same push over they were last season. After going 13-3 week 1, I've started out 1-0 with the Patriot sneaking past the Jets. We'll continue to learn more about the league after this weeks game. Here we go: Carolina @ Buffalo - The Panthers played the Seahawks tough at home and their defense...

Dallas Cowboys Friday Photo Trivia: Name This Player

The Dallas Cowboys participated in their first NFL draft in 1961. The team’s first pick turned out to be a legend, as the Cowboys selected defensive tackle Bob Lilly. The second-round pick was born in Schulenburg, Texas and played at Texas Tech. The Cowboys took this player in the second round of the draft, but he chose to play for the Dallas Texans. He enjoyed a ten-year career...

Cowboys injury updates: Dez Bryant, Anthony Spencer

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant practiced today, but defensive end Anthony Spencer did not, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. Bryant is dealing with a mildly sprained foot, while Spencer continues to recover from the knee surgery he underwent at the end of July.Bryant was a full participant during yesterday's practice session, but head coach Jason Garrett admitted...

Giants Player Accused Of Faking Injury Vs Cowboys Suffered Season Ending Injury

  This is so sad. Giants LB Dan Connor was one of the two players accused of faking an injury after he went down on two consecutive plays on Sunday night versus the Cowboys. Jerry Jones and Tony Romo even went so far as to call the players out afterwards for their actions saying: “I thought us experts on football were the only ones who could see that,” Cowboys owner and general...

Recent 1-0 starts by the Dallas Cowboys

It would seem that an opening-game win for an NFL team would be significant. For the Dallas Cowboys, a fan could point to a huge 45-35 win over the New York Giants in 2007 as a catalyst for a 13-3 season. A win during Kickoff Weekend is usually good for the Cowboys. Conversely, a fan could look at the team’s disappointing loss to the Redskins to open the 2010 season as a major...

Romo playing through rib problem again for Cowboys

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer Tony Romo played through broken ribs to help keep the season afloat for Dallas in 2011. His injury isn't as serious this time, which means the task doesn't appear as daunting for the Cowboys quarterback. Romo has bruised ribs after he was crunched between two defenders late in the first half of a 36-31 win over the...

Dez Bryant Fully Practicing

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (sprained left foot) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice but coach Jason Garrett confirmed that Bryant took fewer reps than usual to protect his foot, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.Fantasy Spin:Bryant suffered the foot injury in the fourth quarter Sunday night against the Giants but he appears to be on track...

Cowboys-Chiefs: A test for Travis Frederick

On Fridays, we check for your emails and prepare briefly for the next opponent: So, let's talk about the Chiefs briefly. I readily admit that I would like to spend 2,000 words on the upcoming opponents like I used to, but the way we are doing the blog these days has put far more emphasis on the game behind than the game ahead and most seem to enjoy the Tuesday-Thursday breakdowns...

Dan Connor Was Accused of Faking Injuries During Game and is Out for the Season

The Cowboys accused players of faking injuries to slow down their no huddle, but it turns out one of the players was not faking it at all.  Dan Connor went down and it turns out he was diagnosed with a season ending neck injury.   Tony Romo and Jerry Jones thought it was pretty funny after the game with the comments below.  I’m sure they wish they could take back now.  See...

Grading the Dallas Cowboys Defense After Week 1

(Photo Credit: LM Otero/Associated Press) It’s not often you see a team force 6 turnovers in a single game. It’s even less often that a team forcing 6 turnovers wins by less than a touchdown. That’s exactly what happened to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. The Cowboys forced and recovered three fumbles, and intercepted Eli Manning three times, yet only won 36-31 when it...

Sits and Starts, Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs to surprise against Dallas Cowboys

Welcome back folks! Here is Week 2 of Rob and Penn‘s “Sits and Starts“! Again, to help you all out, we are going to shy away from the obvious picks. We have posted the detailed set of rules to which we will hold ourselves over on Pro Football Nostradamus (PFN), Robert’s personal website. To sum […]The post Sits and Starts, Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs to surprise against...
Cowboys News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.