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Cowboys 26, Chiefs 20: Recap

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Cowboys 26, Chiefs 20: Recap

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 11: Center Rudy Niswanger #64 and the Kansas City Chiefs line up against the Dallas Cowboys during the game on October 11, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Miles Austin's sixty-yard, record-breaking touchdown catch in overtime came as a pretty bit of relief for Cowboys fans, capping what had been a pretty ugly game, otherwise.

In his first career start, in the absence of the injured Roy Williams, Austin had ten catches for 250 yards, breaking Bob Hayes' record of 246, set in 1966. He added two touchdowns, the first of which gave Dallas a short-lived lead; the second ended the game, sending Kansas City to an 0-5 start.

Tony Romo showed some noticeable improvement over the Denver game this week, completing 20 of 34 passes for 351 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

But this doesn't mean that all is well in Cowboys-land.

Dallas was penalized 12 times for 90 yards--including a defensive series that saw four offsides penalties--and fumbled the ball four times, two of which were lost.

The defense was dominant at times, but resorted to what is an increasingly bad habit in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, by allowing the Chiefs to drive 74 yards in less than two minutes for a game-tying Dwayne Bowe touchdown.

Dallas opted to allow the clock to run out in regulation, sending the game to overtime, and, ultimately, a win that was anything but convincing.

These were the Chiefs, after all.

The Cowboys will have a week to think about the stark ugliness of this road win, as they head into the bye week at 3-2, before returning to face a categorically better Falcons team at home on October 25.

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