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.
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.
Dorance Armstrong picks himself up a sack that forces the punt.
DE Charles Tapper leaves the field with assistance from the athletic training staff. #cowboyswire— Rob Phillips (@robphillips3) August 31, 2018
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.
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.
Cowboys backup offense continues to struggle.— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 31, 2018
They trail 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/u71vkVqPBt
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.
Everybody knows the first team to score the touchdown loses the game duh pic.twitter.com/0gv3eeIbUK— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 31, 2018
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.
Why Cooper Why pic.twitter.com/bC8GtxbBAo— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 31, 2018
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.
@1053SS @RDubThree @rjchoppy ♂️ ♂️ ♂️ #CowboysNation pic.twitter.com/nO86z0e08N— William (@Texas_William) August 31, 2018
A source told @TheAthleticDFW everything is fine with Randy Gregory and his meeting today was normal. Cowboys officials expect him for Week 1.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 30, 2018
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: NFL.com GamePass, Fubo TV
Cowboys record: (0-3)
Texans record: (2-1)
Prediction: Dallas 17 - Houston 16
Enemy blog: Battle Red Blog
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