Cowboys vs Texans: The Dallas Cowboys are a run-oriented team, but they don’t seem to giving running back Ezekiel Elliott the football as often as they have in the past. The Cowboys may feature Elliott more often when they face the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football at 5:20 p.m. PT/8:20 p.m. ET on KGW-8, NBC
Last week, the Cowboys offense finally found a little rhythm in their 400+ yard performance thanks to Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott. More importantly, it got the Cowboys to a record of 2-2, and though this week’s opponent is 1-3 it feels like they should be much better. This Texans offense averages over 400 yards per week, mostly by the arm of Deshaun Watson and his fantastic array of receivers. Houston’s problem has been their defense, which is routinely allowing opponents to match those offensive numbers.
Statistically speaking, this Sunday night’s Cowboys-Texans game will feature very few clear strength-versus-weakness matchups. In fact, more often than not we may see lots of strengths-on-strengths and weakness-on-weakness. The question will be if the Cowboys can find a little offensive consistency on the road where they are 0-2. So far, they average 23.5 points at home but only 10.5 in their away games.