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Before the Game - Cowboys at Texans


The always fabulous Dallas Cowgirls come back to Houston for the first time since 19-10.

Sunday September 26, 2010 – 12:00pm CST – TV broadcast on Fox – Comcast 9 (Houston)

What to Watch -

  • The Texans offense vs the Cowboys defense. The Cowboys have a very talented defense, but the Texans offense has shown that they can move the ball against the best defenses. What will result of this matchup?
  • The Houston crowd is a must watch in this game. This is the single most anticipated game in franchise history, and with the Texans being 2-0 going against an in state rival, the 12th man should be there and strong.
  • Andre Johnson as he drags people across the ground. In their preseason matchup, Andre Johnson had some pesky defenders that appeared to be attempting tackles against him. What act will the Cowboys bring this week?
  • Left tackle Rashad butler as he fills in for the suspended Duane Brown. The Cowboys have very talented pass rushers, including Pro Bowl linebacker Demarcus Ware. Can Butler hold his own against Ware?

Position Comparisons -

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The Game -

Wow, here we go. It has been 2,940 days since the Dallas Cowgirls decided to trot into town for the Texans first game in franchise history. The Texans obviously won that game by a score of 19-10.

For starters, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has posted some decent numbers in his career. But let’s look at the other side. Mr. Glamorous is one of the league’s biggest stars. It’s not because he’s a great quarterback, but probably due to getting too much love for crying on the sidelines, or having other people (such as Terrell Owens) crying for you at the podium. Even better is all the drama he creates with his relationships. His relationships don’t seem to last much longer than a Cowboys playoff run, both of which are guaranteed to be huge disappointments.

The Cowboys boast a very talented team but have had issues getting everything going. After two strait losses to start the season, Dallas it pointing fingers at almost everyone. The offense is getting most of the flak, looking very poor moving the ball to score as well as the underutilization of the run game. Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has made it clear that the Cowboys want to pass the ball, but this upsets some people because they are leaving so much potential behind when it comes to running the ball. If the Cowboys want more production on offense, it starts on the ground.

On defense, the Cowboys are very balanced. With Demarcus Ware at linebacker and Mike Jenkins at corner, Dallas has the potential to give a lot of offenses fits. This didn’t happen last week against the Bears. If the Cowboys want and chance at slowing down the Texans offense, they need to play very smart and pray a lot. That might slow the Texans down a bit.

Now to talk about the more exciting team. The Texans have had top 5 offenses the past two seasons and are on pace to do the same again this season. Being the number one offense in the NFL through two weeks, the Texans will look to continue to feed the double headed monster. With both an explosive running and passing game, the Texans have the ability to light up anyone. It was shown last week when Matt Schaub passed for 497 yards and also a week before when Arian Foster ran for 231 yards. Any big concerns? Don’t be silly.

Flipping to the other side of the ball is the young Texans defense. There have been concerns in coverage as the Texans defense has given up over 400 yards passing in consecutive weeks. They will need to improve this week as they go up against yet another high octane passing attack. As for the rush defense, there are no worries. The Texans rank second in rush defense giving up only 31 yards per game. If the Cowboys wish to increase the amount of running in their offensive scheme, this is a bad week to do it. Mario Williams has been fantastic along with Antonio Smith and Amobi Okoye. The rotation players have also been playing well. If the Texans can improve on coverage, then it will be a very long day for the Cowboys on offense.

With this game being hyped up to where it is, it is sure to be electric in Reliant Stadium from the very beginning. Peyton Manning and the Colts offense was having problems hearing in week one. The crowd could very well be louder than it was in that game.

Texans win 27-17

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