The Houston Texans will face the Dallas Cowboys tonight on Sunday Night Football on NBC with both teams battling for their second consecutive win.
The Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys both went down to the wire last week when they each gained a victory, as the Texans are 1-3 and the Cowboys are 2-2 entering the Week 5 nationally televised game on Sunday Night Football.
There is some serious star power in this game with the Texans having defensive end J.J. Watt, quarterback Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins to name just three for the Texans. On the other side, the Cowboys have defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, as Elliott enters Week 5 a the leading rusher in the NFL with 426 yards on 73 rushes.
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This game is about more than just a win or loss as well, because the Governer’s Cup is on the line too. The regular season meetings have been few and far between with the Cowboys leading the series, 3-1 with the last meeting during the regular season coming back in 2014 which was a Cowboys win.
But the two players to really watch in this game are Lawrence and Watt, with the two entering the game with at least five sacks each. Watt has 5.0 sacks and Lawrence entered Week 5 with a league-leading 5.5 sacks this year, as Lawrence is coming off a season where he totaled career-high 14.5 sacks.
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The Houston Texans have a real chance to win this game as they’ve been close in all of their games already this season. The outcomes have all been by seven or less points this season, including winning by three points last week in overtime over the Indianapolis Colts, 37-34.
To gain the win the offense really needs to get on a roll and be more creative in their play calling, plus the offense needs to play more crisp, especially on the offensive line. Watson can’t be sacked a lot in this game, even though the Cowboys have the defensive line and pass rush to do so.
This game will also come do to how the Texans’ defense puts pressure on Prescott and they must stop Elliott in some way and not let him take over the game with his rushing abilities.
Again, with all their miscues this season the Texans still have played close to all their opponents, and tonight they have a good opportunity in front of them. According to OddsShark.com the experts in Las Vegas have the Texans as -3.5 favorites over the Cowboys on Sunday morning.
Final Score: Houston Texans 27, Dallas Cowboys 23