Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys breaks a tackle and continues to the endzone for a touchdown to win the game in overtime during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It could've been the earliest ending to a Cowboys season ever, had Miles Austin not happened. It could've been the first time Jerry Jones made an in-season coaching move, had Jay Ratliff not happened. We could sit here all day and wax a page full of "woulda, coulda, shoulda's" be we won't. Because some how, some way, the Cowboys escaped Kansas City with at 26-20 win in overtime.
Throughout the first two quarters, the Chiefs were believing they could get their first win of the season. The Cowboys offense was again non-existent, Tony Romo was really bad, and a couple of costly turnovers, and stupid penalties gave Kansas City great field position, and a 10-3 lead at the half.
In fact even in the third quarter, Ryan Succop gave Kansas City a 13-3 advantage, and it was time to wonder: What if?
But then, Miles Austin, a receiver that was put in the starting lineup because of Roy Williams' rib injury, became the most dominate player on the field. So dominant, he stands alone among all Cowboys receivers with 250-yards receiving in a game. In his first ever start, Miles single-handily saved the Cowboys season. He covered up Romo's flaws. Let Wade off the hook for a team that lacks any kind of mental discipline. And, masked what otherwise was another bad display of play calling from Jason Garrett.
I know the Chiefs were 0-4. But they were also desperate, and being led by a former Cowboys assistant who knew enough about his former team to have an advantage.
I'm long past thinking this Cowboys team is good. The fact is they're mediocre at best. So I will adopt the same moniker every NFL player has when his team has the higher score on a Sunday: "A Win Is A Win"