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Austin breaks Bob Hayes record

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10/12/2009

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin had the game of his career and the finest receiving performance in franchise history yesterday. The fourth-year wideout made his first NFL start on Sunday and responded with 10 catches for a team-record 250 yards including the game-winning catch in overtime to give the Cowboys a 26-20 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

His 250 yards receiving broke the team record of 246 held by Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009 enshrinee Bob Hayes. Austin had 153 yards receiving in the fourth quarter including a 59-yard TD reception that put the Cowboys ahead late in the game. He then hooked up with quarterback Tony Romo on a 60-yard touchdown pass play in overtime to give the Cowboys the victory.

Austin is the 21st player in NFL history to have 250 yards receiving in a game. He is only the 10th player ever to record 10 catches, 250 yards, and score two touchdowns in the same game. He is also the only one of that group to score the game-winner in OT.

Date Player, Team, Opponent No. Yds. TD
Oct. 11, 2009 Miles Austin, Dallas vs. Kansas City (OT) 10 250 2
Nov. 19, 2006 Lee Evans, Buffalo vs. Houston 11 265 2
Nov. 12, 2006 Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati vs. San Diego 11 260 2
Nov. 10, 2002 Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta (OT) 9 253 2
Dec. 17, 2000 Terrell Owens, San Francisco vs. Chicago 20 283 1
Sept. 10, 2000 Jimmy Smith, Jacksonville vs. Baltimore 15 291 3
Dec. 12, 1999 Qadry Ismail, Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh 6 258 3
Dec. 18, 1995 Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Minnesota 14 289 3
Dec. 11, 1989 John Taylor, San Francisco vs. L.A. Rams 11 286 2
Nov. 26, 1989 Willie Anderson, L.A. Rams vs. New Orleans (OT) 15 336 1
Oct. 18, 1987 Steve Largent, Seattle vs. Detroit 15 261 3
Oct. 4, 1987 Anthony Allen, Washington vs. St. Louis 7 255 3
Dec. 22, 1985 Stephone Paige, Kansas City vs. San Diego 8 309 2
Dec. 20, 1982 Wes Chandler, San Diego vs. Cincinnati 10 260 2
Sept. 23, 1979 Jerry Butler, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Jets 10 255 4
Nov. 4, 1962 Sonny Randle, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Giants 16 256 1
Oct. 28, 1962 Del Shofner, N.Y. Giants vs. Washington 11 269 1
Oct. 13, 1961 Charley Hennigan, Houston vs. Boston 13 272 1
Oct. 21, 1956 Billy Howton, Green Bay vs. Los Angeles 7 257 2
Dec. 3, 1950 Cloyce Box, Detroit vs. Baltimore 12 302 4
Nov. 22, 1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland vs. Detroit 10 303 1


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Bob Hayes’ 246-yard game on Nov. 13, 1966
Flipper Anderson’s record day, 1989
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