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Austin Named Offensive Player Of The Week

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    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.

    Miles Austin was already having a pretty good week.

    The fourth-year receiver out of Monmouth posted a 10 catches for 250 yards -- breaking a 33-year-old record -- and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime in his first career start. Some anointed him the man who saved the Cowboys season; perhaps he is.

    But for now, let's just call him NFC Offensive Player of the Week, for Week Five.

    The announcement came Tuesday, less than 48 hours removed from Austin's game-ending 60 yard touchdown catch.

    "I just wanted people [to know] that I'm ready to play, and, you know, show my teammates," Austin said on Sunday. "I wanted to do it for my teammates, to show them I want to contribute, to the team, you know, as much as I can and I was able to today and it was big for us."

    Since the all-too-close victory in Kansas City, coaches have said that Austin will remain in a role similar to that of the first four games of the season (when Roy Williams was healthy), though he will see an increased amount of playing time in Week 7 and on.