Monday, November 5, 2012
Miles Austin looks to make more plays
By Calvin Watkins
ATLANTA -- Miles Austin finished with seven catches for 76 yards and no touchdowns in the Cowboys' 19-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
It's the fifth time this season that Austin finished a game with over 70 yards in receiving yards. But it's the Cowboys inability to score points in the red zone that frustrates not only him but the rest of the offense.
"I think they did a good job," Austin said of the offense. "We were moving the ball but couldn’t score a few times early in the red zone. Towards the end of the game, I felt like we moved the ball a little bit more."
Austin had a critical drop late in the third quarter. Faced with a third-and-13 from the Dallas 41, Austin was wide open in the middle of the field, but let a Tony Romo pass slip through his hands.
"You never like dropping the ball," Austin said. "I went in and probably tried to get up field. You got to keep your eyes on it and that’s usually what happens (when you don't.)"
While Dez Bryant gets all the attention from the media and fans for his talent, Austin is putting together a solid season. He's got two 100-yard games, but the inability of the offense to finish drives with touchdowns has him with just three touchdowns on the season.
"Early, we got the ball again and a few times in the red zone we couldn't get it in," he said. "And we settled for a field goal a few times. But I felt like we did some good things. I dropped the ball on third down which would have really helped us out a bunch. Hats off to them, I feel like we can play better and we have to play better."