The Houston Texans are set to travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys in a week 14 matchup. The Texans come into the game with a league worst record of 1-10-1. As a result of this, they currently sit in last place in the AFC South. It has been clear from the beginning of the season that the Texans would be a team that struggles to find wins this season. They did a quality job of bringing in talented rookies in the 2022 draft and will hope to continue to do the same with the number one overall pick in 2023. On the flip side, the Dallas Cowboys enter the contest with a record of 9-3. Despite their incredible regular season record, they still sit in second place in the NFC East behind the 11-1 Philadelphia Eagles. There is a vast difference in talent between these two teams, however, with there being an in state rivalry, the Texans could come into the game and surprise the Cowboys.
Houston Texans Continue to Embrace the Tank
As previously mentioned, the Houston Texans have been the worst team in the NFL this season by a considerable margin. Despite this, they have done a great job of giving their young talent an opportunity to develop and improve their skill sets. One player that has emerged to the forefront this season has been rookie running back Damien Pierce. It did not take long for him to become the focal point of the offense, and in the games that he has not been able to get it going on the ground, it has been rough for Houston.
With the Dallas Cowboys playing at such a high level this season, this will be a very difficult game for Houston to steal. However, with them being such a young team, they are very unpredictable. If they are able to slow down the Cowboys’ offense, control the pace of the game, and get the rushing attack going, they may be able to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season.
Dallas Cowboys Look to Not Fall Victim to Trap Game and Continue Dominant Regular Season Run
With the Dallas Cowboys still being two games behind the Philadelphia Eagles and the season winding down to an end, every game has become a must win if they want to bring home the division. They have a very winnable game today against the Texans, which as previously mentioned is still a very young and inexperienced team. As long as the Cowboys do not beat themselves, they should be able to take care of Houston. The Dallas offense has been clicking on all cylinders and there are no signs of that stopping this week. Along with this, their defensive unit has been able to get the job done as well. They are coming off of a game in which they slaughtered the Indianapolis Colts by a final score of 54-19. If the Texans are not careful, we could see something similar happen again this week.