Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys: Matchup History


Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) rushes against Buffalo Bills tackle Seantrel Henderson (66) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday will be just the fourth time in history the Houston Texans and their in-state rival, the Dallas Cowboys, have met each other in the regular season.

The Cowboys lead the all-time series at 2-1 winning the past two meetings in 2010 and 2006.

When the two teams met for the very first time, it was the Texans debut regular season game as a franchise on Sept. 8, 2002 when they defeated the Cowboys, 19-10 in front of 69,604 fans.

In ’06, the Texans lost to the Cowboys, 34-6, and in their most recent meeting on Sept. 26, 2010 the Texans lost by a score of 27-13.

The Cowboys have also out-scored the Texans 71-38 in this series.

As for the ’14 season, the Texans are 3-1 overall with wins over the Washington Redskins (17-6), the Oakland Raiders (30-14) and the Buffalo Bills (23-17). The lone loss came against the New York Giants in Week 3 by a 30-17 score.

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Dallas enters the game with three consecutive wins from Week 2-4. They’ve defeated the Tennessee Titans (26-10), St. Louis Rams (34-31) and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football this past weekend (38-17).

The lone loss for the Cowboys was Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers by a 28-17 score.

This should really be an interesting matchup on Sunday, one fans of both teams really want to win for the fact if nothing else …. bragging rights against their in-state rivals.