Houston Texans: 3 Takeaways from Week 2 Preseason

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Texans showed up at AT&T Stadium looking to prove something against their in-state rival the Dallas Cowboys.

The Texans ultimately were able to prove victorious against the Cowboys through the stellar play of their defense. What started as a game in which both offenses were stalling mid to late in their drives, ended up being a game that would be decided by the defenses themselves.

Houston was able to once again see all three quarterbacks take the field with Davis Mills getting most of the work throughout the game. Mills finished the contest with 115 yards on 10/16 passing attempts.

The consistent Ka’imi Fairbairn went 2/2 in his field-goal attempts from 38 yards and 24 yards and was also a perfect 2/2 in extra-point attempts.

The game-changer was in the 3rd quarter with Houston down 7-14. Dallas quarterback Ben Dinucci’s pass was intercepted by Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. and ended up with Johnson Jr. in the end zone with a pick-six.

The Houston Texans’ receivers saw plenty of opportunities throughout the game and ended up with six receivers hauling in two receptions. Wide receiver Chris Moore led the way with two receptions for 33 yards. His longest reception being for a 26 yard gain.

Houston was able to showcase their skills and instill dominance over the Cowboys. By going 2-0, they gave us 3 more takeaways this week.