With today being Wednesday and official preparations for Sunday starting to be made there is some news on that front. Wednesday morning saw Texans head coach Lovie Smith announce that Davis Mills will return to the starting role on Sunday against the Cowboys.
Lovie Smith confirms that Davis Mills will return as the starting QB this week vs. Dallas. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) December 7, 2022
Mills last started for the Texans in Week 11 when they lost to the Washington Commanders but Houston has been working with Kyle Allen over their last two games (also both losses). This is Davis’ second season in the NFL and while he has started 21 games for the Texans over that stretch of time he has only authored three wins although they did tie the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener.
Truth be told the Cowboys will likely remain massive favorites against their in-state friends regardless of the quarterback change. The Texans have had a rough go this season but do seem to think that two weeks off may have helped Mills just a bit.
"We expected two weeks of watching from the sidelines to help." - Smith on Mills' return following two games with Kyle Allen starting. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) December 7, 2022
We will see you on Sunday, Davis Mills.