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Weeden takes shot at Jerry Jones by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"After the Dallas Cowboys released Brandon Weeden, owner Jerry Jones said quarterback Matt Cassel would have won the games Weeden lost.Weeden has now helped the Houston Texans to the brink of a playoff berth. He was asked Monday if it’s a little more satisfying considering the Cowboys have become a “dumpster fire.”"
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How Houston makes the playoffs by Adam Wexler, Click2Houston
"Most Houston Texans fans were glued to the Monday night football game even though the Texans were not playing. Had the Cincinnati Bengals beaten the Denver Broncos in that game, the Texans would have clinched the AFC South division title via the strength of victory tiebreaker.This weekend’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars would have had no impact on the playoff picture for the Texans either as the AFC South winner is locked into the fourth seed."
CFL Receiver getting chance with Texans by State of the Texans
"Canadian Football League standout wide receiver Eric Rogers in the month of December has worked out for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and now the Houston Texans this past Monday.Rogers had 87 catches for 1,448 yards and 10 touchdowns, and with his size (6-foot-4, 215 pounds), offers an NFL type wide receiver for a late season addition or for future moves heading into the off-season."
Prosch leading the way by Mark Inabinett, AL.com
"Houston Texans fullback Jay Prosch is a quiet guy who plays a low-profile position, so he doesn’t generate a lot of press, even though he’s an NFL player.But Prosch will be involved in a high-profile game on Sunday. The Texans could clinch the AFC South title and a spot in the NFL playoffs when they visit the Tennessee Titans."