Dallas Cowboys vs Texans
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys were 98 yards away from suffering their most devastating defeat since 1995.
At 3:20 with 3:20 remaining with 3:20 remaining, ESPN’s Football Power Index gave them just 34% of a chance of winning, up by 13% from what they had before Dak Prescott’s second intercept. It allowed the Texans to win the game at Dallas four with five minutes left, and Houston was leading by 23-20.
Yet somehow, the Cowboys quit at AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon with an impressive win of 27-23 against the Texans.
On November. 20th, The Cowboys scored their most significant home win in the franchise’s history, defeating their opponents, the Minnesota Vikings, 40-3. The Cowboys scored a record-setting 33 points during the final quarter to beat the Indianapolis Colts.
Afflicting Houston wasn’t supposed to be this challenging.
“I believe that if you can go through something and achieve an outcome that is positive that you’re happier for it,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said.
Prescott also believes that this win, which was won against the currently 1-11-1 Texans, might become significant.
“This will benefit us more than that the Minnesota game, or the way we ended the previous game, in the end. it because we’re likely to take on some difficult games once we begin to get going,” he said. “Whether it’s playoff time or not, you must play games like to these one-score games throughout the last stretch versus the division. To have the confidence and trust in each other and to keep securing our bonds is something we’re going to require.”
It’s not like they’d wish to be in a position to be a victim of such a loss. In 1995, the Cowboys were 17.5-point favorites in the 3-9 Washington and were beaten, but that team did have the Super Bowl pedigree. The 1995 Cowboys team had a 17.7-point underdog against the Texans, which was the biggest odds-on in the NFL this season, and almost suffered an unforgiving loss.
“We can all sit around and discuss the many issues that didn’t go as planned and I understand it,” coach Mike McCarthy stated, referring to the two errors that led to 14 Houston points as well as a pass rush that did not record a sack the first time in the season as well as injuries and a general feeling of ill-health. “But at the end of the day, you must beat the opponent during the 4th quarter, and we were able to do that today.”
To victory, Prescott (24-of-39, 284 yards, one touchdown) discovered an unbeatable rhythm that was elusive throughout the game.
He completed the first six passes of the winning drive, and the only omission was the drop of Michael Gallup in the final zone. The first play was an interception of 21 yards with Dalton Schultz, and they hit the tight end twice more during the drive. He ran twice for 12 yards.
On the 11th play of the drive, Ezekiel Elliott ran to the goal line for the game-winning score with just 41 seconds remaining.
Prescott stated that he had assured the team they could take the lead after his catch since he was convinced of the defensive. DeMarcus Lawrence dropped Rex Burkhead for a loss of 2 yards on the Dallas 1, and Neville Gallimore and Anthony Barr swallowed up Jeff Driskel on fourth and fourth downs after the quarterback appeared to have thrown the wrong off on the snap.
Then, the offensive began to take over.
“I said to them, ‘One game at a time and increase the intensity, and that’s something I keep reminding my players,” Prescott said. “Just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to be victorious this time. Don’t blink.’ And none of the players did. You could see from their expressions that they believed in it.”
This was the Cowboys’ first touchdown 98 yards run since week 5 of last season when they faced Giants New York Giants.
The team is now 10-3. The cowboys have won games with double-digits in consecutive seasons for the first time since. They have a shot to take home the NFC East, although they must beat Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) to win. Philadelphia Eagles (11-1) on Christmas Eve, and then win to see the Eagles be able to lose one other game.
But no matter how much they enjoy winning, they realize they won’t be able to survive in this manner.
Right guard Zack Martin, an All-Pro, remarked, “I think everyone here could agree with that. “But on the other hand I believe these games can be excellent learning opportunities. If you’re facing your wall, and you must to win the game at the conclusion of the game, it is worth it later on. It is a good idea to not go through that and again, but the fact that we did and we did it is a huge win for our football team.”
Despite their victory even though they won, the Cowboys worry that left tackle Terence Steele sustained a severe injury to his left knee, according to multiple reports. Steele will be tested on Monday to determine his precise diagnosis. Jason Peters and Josh Ball are expected to be considered if Steele is unavailable for a long time.