You know when you play multiplayer Madden on your xbox how the team that gets the ball last is the one that’s likely to win?
That’s what you should expect down in Texas this weekend. Dallas and Houston are crazy good throwing matchups with crazy good passing attacks. Our luck they’ll try to minimize each other’s awesome with the running game. That’s not what the projections say, but it could happen
Our projection model is not perfect. There are many improvements that could be made but we had relatively good accuracy with it this season despite the flaws. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.
Houston, fresh off their big overtime win against Washington, is projected to win 24-20.
Owen Daniels will not be limited anymore and that’s bad news for the Cowboys, who are a lucrative matchup for tight ends.
Of course, no pass defense is any more lucrative than the Texans across the board. Jason Witten’s concussion is a non-story at this point. Miles Austin has had 10 catches and 140 yards in each of his past two games. Neither team has allowed an opposing No. 1 receiver to gain 100-yards, but that is one of those statistics just itching to be changed. That string will likely end for both teams this week.
NFL Red Zone will flip to this game a lot on Sunday.
Tony Romo, DAL: 29-44, 334 yards, TD
Matt Schaub, HOU: 21-34, 261, 2 TDs
Arian Foster, HOU: 95 yards, TD, 2 catches, 15 receiving yards
Marion Barber, DAL: 35 yards, TD, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Felix Jones, DAL: 35 yards, 2 catches, 10 receiving yards
Steve Slaton, HOU: 10 yards
Tashard Choice, DAL: 5 yards
Chris Gronkowski, DAL: 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Miles Austin, DAL: 10-140, TD
Andre Johnson, HOU: 8-100, TD
Dez Bryant, DAL: 7-70
Kevin Walter, HOU: 4-70
Roy Williams, DAL: 4-30
Jacoby Jones, HOU: 2-35
Owen Daniels, HOU: 5-65, TD
Jason Witten, DAL: 4-70
Martellus Bennett, DAL: 1-5
Neil Rackers, HOU: 2 FG, 2 XP
David Buehler, DAL: 1 FG, 2 XP
Texans: 2 sacks
Cowboys: 2 sacks