By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Houston Texans will have the bragging rights to the Battle of Texas. They will have these rights until the next Battle of Texas during the 2022 season.
The Texans defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 19-16, in overtime at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday night. The game was placed on Sunday Night Football in front of 77,054 people in attendance.
The Texans have won two straight games to improve to 2-3 on the season. Houston is now 1-1 at home.
The Cowboys fell to 2-3 on the season. They are also 0-3 on the road this season.
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went 33 of 44 for 375 yards. He also had one touchdown and one interception.
Alfred Blue had 20 carries for 46 yards. Watson also had 10 carries for 40 yards.
DeAndre Hopkins had nine receptions for 151 yards. Blue also had eight receptions for 73 yards. Ryan Griffin had six receptions for 65 yards. Keke Coutee had six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went 18 of 29 for 208 yards. He also had one touchdown and two interceptions.
Ezekiel Elliott had 20 carries for 54 yards. Prescott also had six carries for 34 yards.
Geoff Swaim had five receptions for 55 yards. Tavon Austin had a 44-yard reception, while Rico Gathers had a 32-yard reception. Elliott had seven receptions for 30 yards. Allen Hurns had a three-yard touchdown reception.
Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn made a 36-yard field goal with 1:50 left in overtime to get the win.
The Cowboys outscored the Texans 10-6 in the second half. Prescott hit Hurns for a three-yard touchdown reception. Brett Maher also made a 48-yard field goal.
Fairbairn also made two field goals.
Houston had a 10-6 halftime lead. Watson hit Coutee for a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Fairbairn also made a 20-yard field goal.
Maher made two field goals in the first quarter.