Rivalry Game: Houston Texans to face Dallas Cowboys in Week 5


Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Dennis Johnson (28) scores a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

One game all fans of Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys football should have circled on their calendar for the 2014 regular season should be Week 5, when the Texans travel to face the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

This game is for Texas bragging rights, plus this game doesn’t happen often, so fans of both teams have a lot on the line.

These two teams have faced each other in the regular season on three occasions, with the Cowboys leading series at 2-1.

The first time these two teams met was on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, a very important day for the Texans franchise (being the first game and all) where the Texans won by a 19-10 score.

Since then, the Cowboys have won the two most recent meetings, winning on Oct. 15, 2006 (34-6) and Sept. 26, 2010 (27-13).

These two teams face each other in the preseason sometimes, but this game on Sundaty, Oct. 5 (1 p.m. ET) is for real, so it does (or should) mean a lot to both fanbases.

Last year in the preseason the Texans won over Dallas, 24-6 in the final preseason game where is was mostly all reserve players.

One player who stood out in that game was Case Keenum who was 9-of-13 for 128 yards and one touchdown. Keenum eventually started eight games this past season, passing for 1,760 yards and nine touchdowns, with six interceptions.

Again, this is a fun (and rare) rivalry game, that all of us should take full advantage of an enjoy.

Plus, it is for bragging rights, which is most important.

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