This Week In Fantasy History: Week 5

Miles Austin Breaks Out

By RouteTree Research    

Heading into week 5 of the 2009 season, Miles Austin had never caught more than 3 passes in an NFL game. He would more than triple his career high in receptions when the 2-2 Dallas Cowboys met the 0-4 Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. His 36.5 fantasy points on 250 yds and 2 TDs would propel the Cowboys to a 26-20 victory in OT. Austin's performance more than made up for the absence of the injured Roy Williams. He would follow up this breakout performance with 27.1 fantasy points in week 7 against Atlanta.

Austin's first TD came on a 59 yard pass play to put the Cowboys up 20-13 with 2:27 left in the game. Matt Cassell however would tie up the game with 29 seconds left on a 16 yard pass to Dwayne Bowe. On the 4th possession of OT, Austin sealed victory for the Cowboys with a 60 yard TD reception.

Check out the boxscore at Pro Football Reference - DAL-KAN 2009 Boxscore.

For some more background on Miles Austin's breakout and what it meant to the Cowboys, read What If Miles Austin Failed To Break Out in 2009?.

Highlights can be seen below.