"I just feel terrible about it. I just shouldn't even have put the team in a situation like that. As bad as I feel about it I've just got to do whatever I can to make it up to the team and just continue to work as hard as I can."
"And I'm the reason of that message, to be honest with you. It's a terrible, terrible feeling. The only thing I can do is the most I can do every day to help this team out. And that is going in today, getting a workout in, watching film today, as much as I can, and just trying to make up for it."
--Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, after a loss to the Minnesota Vikings that put his team's record at 1-4 for the season.
Austin was called for an excessive celebration penalty after a Cowboy touchdown during the game on Sunday. This was the second penalty of this type against the Cowboys in the past two weeks. He was also penalized for a push-off that resulted in a pass interference call in the seond quarter, nullifying a beautiful 68-yard touchdown catch.
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