Dallas Beats Chief's 26-20 in OT on Austin's 60-Yard TD

Miles Austin scored the winning touchdown in overtime on a 60-yard catch-and-run to cap a huge game in place of the injured Roy Williams, and the Dallas Cowboys escaped with a 26-20 victory Sunday over Kansas City.
Austin had 10 catches for 250 yards as the Cowboys survived numerous mistakes against the winless Chiefs.

Austin also had a tackle-breaking 59-yard touchdown catch to give the Cowboys (3-2) a 20-13 lead with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter. On both plays, he slipped the grasp of cornerback Maurice Leggett and then made safety Mike Brown miss.The loss dropped the Chiefs (0-5) to 2-28 in their last 30 games, tying the expansion Tampa Bay of the 1970s for one of the worst 30-game droughts in NFL history.
The Cowboys registered their most explosive play of the day as RB Tashard Choice capped an eight-play, 72-yard TD drive with a 36-yard scamper into the end zone, narrowing the Kansas City lead to 13-10 with 1:55 left in the third quarter.
The Cowboys picked up the fourth quarter where they left off the third quarter as Romo connected with Austin for 34 yards. RB Marion Barber then rushed for 17 yards. The Kansas City defense stepped up again in the red zone as they held the Dallas offense to a 28-yard Folk FG, knotting the game at 13-13 with 11:10 left to go.
Spurred by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the defense which resulted in a first down, Cassel hit Bowe for 11 yards to move the sticks. On third and two, Cassel took the ball right over the center for six yards. Succop lined up over a 53-yard FG that was blocked by Dallas NT Jay Ratliff, giving Dallas the ball back at its own 36-yard line with 3:09 left in the game.
Dallas took only three plays and 53 seconds to cover 64 yards capped by a 59-yard Romo to Austin TD pass to take the 20-13 lead with 2:27 left in the game.
Faced with third and fourteen, Cassel dropped back in the two-minute offense and hit WR Bobby Wade deep down the middle for 25 yards to keep the drive alive. Cassel found Bowe for 17 yards to the Dallas 19 yard-line. After two incomplete passes and a three-yard completion to RB Jamaal Charles, Cassel fired a bullet to Bowe in the back of the end zone for the game-tying score, 20-20.
Kansas City won the overtime toss, starting its first extra-period possession at its own 27-yard line but traded punts with Dallas in the first four minutes of overtime.
The Cowboys sealed the game with a 60-yard Romo-to-Austin TD pass on a second-and-15 play on Dallas’ second overtime possession, to vault the Cowboys to the 26-20 victory.

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