The final week of the preseason has arrived, and that means the Houston Texans will host the Dallas Cowboys in the Battle of Texas with bragging rights on the line.
This is it for the Houston Texans and the 2018 preseason, with the Dallas Cowboys visiting NRG Stadium to finish the preseason slate and to see where the final roster will eventually end up by Saturday.
Both the Texans and the Cowboys are coming off disappointing 2017 seasons, and this preseason, both Texans squads have done what they feel is best for their respective franchises to improve on where they were a season ago, as the Texans were 4-12 and the Cowboys were 9-7, both missing the playoffs.
As for the Texans, they need this game to see how some of the players who are on the bubble play with a great amount of pressure on them as the 53-man roster is finalized. A portion of this game to watch will be the battle for possibly the final wide receiver spot with Bruce Ellington and Sammie Coates not being locks on the roster. Also, the final running back position battle with Tyler Ervin and Troymaine Pope will be interesting as to which one will earn a roster spot.
This game is only available live locally, unless you have NFL Game Pass, where all the preseason games are aired live.
Details for watching the game can be found below:
Date: Thursday, August 30
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
No matter how you view this game – whether you just want it over with and on to the regular season, gaining bragging rights or to really see which players will earn a roster spot – this game will be worth watching as a final tune-up for players not on the starting lineup in Week 1, but for those who will most likely be called upon at some point this regular season.