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Austin Doesn't Run Amok Against Texans

SportsdayDFW's Todd Archer puts his spin on why Miles Austin was so quiet against the Texans:

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Why wasn't Miles Austin targeted that much against the Texans?

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Can't get the ball to everybody. Roy was so open so early on his two touchdowns that Romo had to go there. I haven't looked at the Texans defense yet (that comes Tuesday usually) to see what they did with Austin but I'd guess they rolled coverage his way. Smart to do after 20 catches in two games but look how it left them vulnerable to other things.

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You know, that's a pretty reasonable explanation of what happened. The Texans took away Austin and dared the other receivers to beat them. What would you suppose the title of this piece is, having read that paragraph? "Texans Gamble On Shutting Down Austin," maybe, or maybe something like "Austin Takes Doubles For Good Of The Team."?

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How about "Texans paid for paying too much attention to Miles Austin," does that sound right? I'm a little insulted by that headline. For one thing, it implies that daring the Cowboys to throw to Roy Williams is an unsound strategy--they might not have had the defensive backs to do it, but there was nothing about Williams' Dallas career that said "you can't double Austin, look at this guy!" Secondly, the author is clearly insinuating that there was a way the Texans weren't going to be vulnerable. Knowing their secondary, that's just silly, no?

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