Week 3 Preview: Cowboys at Texans

Who’s ready for the Gunfight at OK Corral this Sunday at High Noon when the slick shooting Cowboys take on the gun-toting Texans in Houston?

Both teams will be taking the field with a lot to prove this weekend as the Cowboys try to prove they are far better than their 0-2 record, while the Texans seek to prove they are every bit as good as their 2-0 record.

So far this season, the Cowboys have had more excuses than you can shake a stick at, and they have certainly earned their first two losses with their shoddy, unmotivated and uninspired play on the field. The penalties that plagued them in the last two seasons are now worse and more blatant than ever, but what would you expect after adding the NFL’s most penalized player (Alex Barron) to the NFL’s most penalized team (yours truly).

The concerns over the offensive line this offseason were clearly justified, and how bad is it when your own quarterback starts to suggest going back to a run-oriented offense?

One building across the street from Reliant Stadium has hung a broad sign from their rooftop welcoming the Cowboys to Houston. It reads, “The Circus Is In Town.”

Yes these days, Big D stands for “Big Disappointment” and unless this overpaid and under-performing collection of would-be NFLers start playing up to their potential, Big D will soon be come Big Zzz’s.

The other big concern is of course the rushing attack, has anybody seen it? I’ve looked everywhere and it’s no where to be found. And yes, the kicking problem that was apparently going to be solved by David Buehler, IS STILL A PROBLEM!

Hey I wish our Cowboys all the luck in the world this Sunday against the Texans. But it’s going to take a lot more than just luck to beat them at home. Listening to all the interviews from Wade, Jones, Romo, Austin and Ware this past week hasn’t made me feel any better the team. They can talk all they want about hoping to do this and hoping to do that, but like I’ve said before and I will say it again, HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY!

Here is the Tale of the Tape:


Dallas Cowboys
0-2-0

Houston Texans
2-0-0
OFFENSE Cowboys Texans
Points/Game 13.5 32.0
Passing Yds/Game 325.5 283.0
Rushing Yds/Game 69.5 157.5
DEFENSE Cowboys Texans
Points/Game Allowed 20.0 25.5
Passing Yds/Game Allowed 215.5 411.0
Rushing Yds/Game Allowed 63.5 31.0
RANKING Cowboys Texans
Total Offense 395.0 440.5
Total Defense 279.0 442.0