3. Deshaun Watson
If anyone ever questions the heart of Deshaun Watson at any point of the season, send them a link to his highlights from this win over the Dallas Cowboys. Watson took a beating from the defense of the the Cowboys, some because of tough defensive play and other hits of his own doing as he went to the extra couple yards.
Watson played like a leader for the Texans should play, but he also needs to realize he’s most valuable for the Texans when he’s on the field, not by taking the extra hit or two to gain a couple extra yards. Those type of runs are needed to be left for the running backs and wide receivers.
The Texans starting quarterback also stood out because of the overall numbers he put up against a Cowboys defense that isn’t horrible. Watson finished the game 33-of-44 for 375 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 40 yards on 10 carries.
In five games this season Watson has passed for 1,621 yards with and eight touchdowns. He’s been a very important player and the effort he gave on Sunday night deserves praise and respect. If Watson cuts down on the extra big hits he’s taking the all will be really good for the quarterback moving forward this season.