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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Austin has had success against Packers


IRVING -- Miles Austin has had some pretty good games against the Green Bay Packers in his four-year career. In 2007, Austin didn't have a catch but returned six kickoffs for 166 yards.


Then last season, Austin had just two catches -- but they went for 115 yards, including a spectacular 63-yard score that was the first of his career. Austin almost had another touchdown in that game but was caught on his way to the end zone for a 52-yard gain.


"If I look back at that game, I look at the touchdown, rather than the other one," Austin said.


The Philadelphia Eagles' defense showed Austin some respect last week by doubling him with a safety over the top. Austin didn't have a catch until the fourth quarter, when he beat cornerback Sheldon Brown on a slant-and-go -- helped by quarterback Tony Romo's pump fake -- for a 49-yard touchdown reception.


Much like the Eagles, Packers cornerbacks Al Harris and Charles Woodson are physical. The Eagles play a little more zone than the Packers corners, who go mainly man-to-man.


"I don't know what to expect," Austin said. We'll look at the film work at how they had been playing, and you never know how they will play in the game."