FedEx winner for Tony Romo
So Tony Romo knocked off Peyton Manning in something this week. Although he came up short in the game, the fans voted Romo ahead of Manning (and Drew Brees) for the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week award.
Romo threw for a franchise-best 506 yards in the epic 51-48 loss to Manning’s Broncos. Romo had a 140.0 quarterback rating and five touchdowns.
Manning was stellar himself, passing for 414 yards and four touchdowns.
On the “Ground” side of the award, Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles won the honor, besting Frank Gore and Denver’s Moreno.
Miles Austin returns
Miles Austin said he’s not in control of the number of reps he will receive Sunday night, but did have an answer for his playing status.
“I’m playing in the game,” he said Friday. “I’m excited. Ready to go.”
Austin has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury he sustained in the Rams game on Sept. 22. Last week, the Cowboys racked up 506 passing yards, including a career-high 151 yards and a score from rookie Terrance Williams, who has started in Austin’s place. Cole Beasley also had four for 47 yards and a touchdown.
In the first three games this year, Austin had 15 catches for 125 yards, including 10 for 72 in the opener with the New York Giants.
Six different players have caught touchdowns from Romo this year, but Austin has yet to find the end zone.