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Houston Texans 19, Dallas Cowboys 16
The Texans’ defense played great all night, and the secondary should get a lot of the credit. Cowboys receivers had a tough time creating separation, and two pass breakups resulted in interceptions. Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph combined for five passes defensed.
The combination of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney is a tall task for any offensive line, and the Cowboys had their struggles against the Houston duo. They combined for two tackles for loss and pressured Cowboys’ Dak Prescott throughout the night, racking up a combined 1.5 sacks.
After three weeks of 300 yards, against the Cowboys, Texans second-year signal-caller Deshaun Watson kept the streak alive….