4:15 PM ET, October 25, 2009
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The young backup who comes from nowhere to make big play after big play for the Dallas Cowboys is the storyline made famous by Tony Romo. Now, he's leading Miles Austin down that same path.
Romo Flies By Falcons
The Falcons' base 4-3 defense could do nothing to stop Tony Romo and the Cowboys Sunday. When the Falcons used four in the secondary, Romo had an almost perfect passer rating.
|4 DBs||5 Or More DBs|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Tony Romo went 21 for 29 for 311 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to their second straight win. It was Romo's second straight game of at least 300 yards passing.
• Miles Austin, in his second career start, had six catches for 171 yards and two TDs. In the last two games, Austin has 16 catches for 421 yards and four touchdowns.
• Matt Ryan threw for 198 yards with two scores and two interceptions. He has four picks in the last two games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Atlanta scored a TD on its opening drive for the first time this season. The Falcons led the league in first-quarter scoring last season. ... It was a record-low crowd at Cowboys Stadium for the first daytime game, drawing "only" 81,521. ... Austin's 171 yards are the most by a Cowboys receiver following a 200-yard outing.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-2||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||6:32||Roddy White 4 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 16 plays, 80 yds, 8:34
|FG||11:08||Nick Folk 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 41 yds, 3:47
|TD||5:59||Miles Austin 59 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:00
|TD||0:15||Patrick Crayton 5 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 63 yds, 4:03
|TD||5:33||Michael Turner 2 Yard Run (Jason Elam Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 87 yds, 6:32
|TD||2:37||Miles Austin 22 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:54
|FG||10:15||Nick Folk 46 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 59 yds, 5:41
|TD||8:55||Patrick Crayton 73 Yard Punt Return (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 73 yds, 0:00
|TD||5:13||Eric Weems 30 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan (Jason Elam Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 3:31
|FG||2:26||Nick Folk 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 27 yds, 2:46