Miles Austin bails Dallas Cowboys out in overtime against Kansas City

KANSAS CITY -- The Dallas Cowboys' defense failed them at the end of regulation.

But Miles Austin bailed them out in overtime.

In an ugly game, a game the Cowboys probably didn't deserve to win, they did, beating the Chiefs, 26-20 in overtime in cold and windy Arrowhead Stadium.

Tony Romo had his best game since the season opener. He completed 20 of 34 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns.

With Roy Williams back home with three bruised ribs, Austin filled in with his first career-start and finished with 10 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns, all career-highs.

He also had two drops in the end zone. But Austin's touchdown receptions were the result of his ability to break tackles, including the 60-yarder in overtime to win it.

With Marion Barber not 100 percent becaus of a thigh injury, the running game was still efficient. Tashard Choice rushed eight times for 92 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown run.

However, the Cowboys had four dropped passes and numerous penalties.

Those included five offsides penalties and a 15-yard personal foul on Alan Ball who hit Chiefs receiver Bobby Wade in the helmet.

The defense played well throughout, and DeMarcus Ware recorded his first two sacks of the season. Keith Brooking also played well, getting a sack.

The Cowboys now have a bye week in which they can get Williams healthy and backup running back Felix Jones (knee) back for the game against Atlanta.