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Hail Mary's history lost on Austin

1/11/2010

IRVING, Texas -- Miles Austin has a lot to learn about the history of the Hail Mary.

He had no idea that the name was coined when Drew Pearson snared a desperation heave from Roger Staubach to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a road playoff victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1975.

"I don't know about that play. Is that bad?" said Austin, who was born in 1984. "You know what? I’m going to YouTube it and figure it out.

"Now I gotta watch it."