Austin is NFC's offensive player of the week

October, 13, 2009
10/13/09
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Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin was named NFC offensive player of the week Tuesday.

Austin earned the award by setting a franchise record with 250 receiving yards in the Cowboys' overtime victory over Kansas City. Austin, who finished with 10 catches and two touchdowns, broke the club mark set by Bob Hayes in 1966. Hayes, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, had 246 receiving yards against the Redskins on Nov. 13, 1966.


Austin's 250 yards were the most by a wide receiver in his first NFL start. He became the 15th wideout to reach at least 250 yards in a single game since the AFL-NFL merger.

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