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Cowboys vs. Texans 2018 preseason game: Cowboys lose 14-6 to end the preseason

Follow along as we check out the Cowboys and Texans preseason game.

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That’s it. The preseason is over with the Cowboys losing 14-6 and going winless. It was another bad performance from Dallas, but now the real thing begins. Check out our full recap here.

Fourth Quarter

Maher is true again and brings the Cowboys to withing eight, 14-6.

Houston wakes up the building with a long run for a touchdown, they now lead the Cowboys 14-3.

In a lifeless game, neither offense can even create a threat of a score. Mike White is losing out on time to impress the Cowboys.

The score is still 7-3 after a scoreless third quarter, Cowboys have the ball.

Third Quarter

Dorance Armstrong picks himself up a sack that forces the punt.

Now the Cowboys get stuffed on a 4th-and-1 and don’t get a FG.

Jordan Chunn is showing a little something running the ball for the Cowboys on their best drive of the night.

The Cowboys defense rises up and stuffs a 4th-and-1 to create a turnover on downs.

Second Quarter

Halftime with Texans leading 7-3.

Jihad Ward shows up and makes a sack on third down. The Cowboys get one last chance to score in the half.

The Cowboys offense tonight can’t get anything going. Even when the Texans extend the drive with a penalty, Dallas can’t take advantage.

Chris Covington makes a nice play on third down tackling the QB on a scramble to create the punt, but then holds on the punt losing 10 yards on the return.

Dropped pass from Bo Scarbrough on third down... punt Dallas.

First Quarter

Charles Tapper and Daniel Ross combine for a sack on third down forcing the punt.

Texans punch it for a TD after the interception, taking a 7-3 lead.

Blown pass protection from Chaz Green and Darius Jackson lets pressure in on Cooper Rush, who throws up a bad pass that is in intercepted.

Note: It’s not a TD below, he stepped out previous to scoring.

Justin March-Lillard makes a nice tackle on third down to force a Texans punt.

The Cowboys score first on a 57-yard FG from Brett Maher that was set up by a long pass interference penalty on the Texans. 3-0 Dallas.

Important Note:


It’s time for the last preseason game of 2018. That’s right... the last preseason game. One more time and then we are into the regular NFL season. The Cowboys will travel to Houston for a game likely to feature a bunch of depth players who are desperately battling for a spot on the 53-man roster.

This will be an important game for people like quarterback Mike White, who is trying make his case to remain on the roster. Rico Gathers is looking for his chance to shine. Some of the backup linemen will be putting in an audition not only for the Cowboys, but other teams who might be looking to add players.

There’s a good battle at running back between Bo Scarbrough and Darius Jackson. Lance Lenoir and Deonte Thompson are trying to make their case at wide receiver. In the secondary, a whole horde of corners and safeties get one final opportunity to hang on. Sure it may not be the prettiest game to watch, but for some of these guys it might be their final go around.

Here’s your info for the game.

What You Need To Know

Important links: Cowboys depth chart | Roster

Date: August 30th, 2018

Game time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

TV channel: KTVT CBS 11

Announcers: Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg

Radio: 105.3 The Fan | Full listings | Sirius/XM 808

Streaming: GamePass, Fubo TV

Cowboys record: (0-3)

Texans record: (2-1)

Odds: Dallas +4

Prediction: Dallas 17 - Houston 16

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