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Throwback Thursday: Austin's First Big Game Leads to First Lambeau Victory

Entering the 2008 season, the Cowboys had a 15-12 advantage in the all-time series with the Packers, dating back to the 1960.

But none of those 15 wins ever occurred in Lambeau Field, with the only Cowboys' road win in the series occurring in a 1991 game where the Packers played their home game in Milwaukee.

Coming off a 13-3 season in 2007, the Cowboys were already 2-0 and headed to Green Bay for a Sunday Night Football matchup.

It turned out to be a couple of young players that lifted the Cowboys to victory. Early on, rookie Felix Jones scored on a 60-yard run down the left sideline, giving him three touchdowns in his first three professional games.

The Cowboys only had a 13-9 in the third quarter until Miles Austin stepped up to provide his first two big plays of his career. Playing mainly because injured receiver Sam Hurd was out of the lineup, Austin hauled in a 63-yard pass over the middle that led to a touchdown run by Marion Barber.

Later in the fourth, Austin would strike again, catching a 52-yard touchdown from Tony Romo, his first TD reception of his career.

The Cowboys would hold on for a 27-16 win, their first and still only win at Lambeau Field.


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