NFL

Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys

Houston
Texans
1 - 10 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
9 - 3
December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
 | AT&T Stadium

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Houston
Texans
1 - 10 - 1
Dallas
Cowboys
9 - 3
December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
 | AT&T Stadium
  • Two teams vying for different No. 1s will meet this week in the battle of the Lone Star State as the Houston Texans (1-10-1 SU, 4-7-1 ATS) hit the road to visit the Dallas Cowboys (9-3, 8-4). The league-worst Texans have their eyes on the top pick in next year’s NFL draft while the Cowboys are trying to catch Philadelphia in the NFC East.

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    Texans vs Cowboys Sportsbook Odds 

    America’s Team opened as a 14-point home favorite and had been bet up to 17-point chalk after throttling the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football. With the Cowboys commanding just 51 percent of the action thus far, bettors may be scared off and looking elsewhere due to the large spread.

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      HOU
      DAL
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      HOU
      DAL
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      Under

    Can Texans Pull Off the Improbable and Upset Heavily Favored Cowboys?

    No one expected Houston to be competitive this season and the Texans have lived up to those expectations, dropping to 1-10-1 on the season after losing 27-14 at home to the Cleveland Browns, as head coach Lovie Smith continues to search for answers.

    Kyle Allen has been a slight improvement over Davis Mills under center, completing 20 of 39 passes against the Browns for 201 yards and a touchdown, but he was also picked off twice. The lone bright spot in the Houston attack has been rookie running back Dameon Pierce, who bounced back from a pair of forgettable weeks to gain 73 yards on 18 carries.

    Ranking at or near the bottom in many major statistical categories on both sides of the ball, there may be little chance for the Texans to win this game. However, they have managed to keep games reasonably close for the most part this season and have a 4-7-1 ATS record and a decent pass defense that ranks 17th in the NFL.

    Cowboys Look to Extend Winning Streak After High-Scoring Effort on Sunday Night Football

    The Cowboys led only 21-19 at the end of the third quarter last week against Indianapolis but exploded for 33 unanswered points in the fourth to rout the Colts 54-19. Dallas had four fourth-quarter takeaways that all led to touchdowns, starting with Malik Hooker’s fumble recovery that he ran back 38 yards to the end zone.

    Meanwhile, quarterback Dak Prescott connected on 20 of 30 passes for 170 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while directing a ground attack that piled up 220 rushing yards. Tony Pollard led the way with 91 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Ezekiel Elliott had 77 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

    The win was the third in a row for the Cowboys, who trail Philadelphia (11-1) by two games in the NFC East standings and have a Christmas Eve date with the Eagles circled on the calendar.

    Texans: Keys to Win

    Houston will need to give Dameon Pierce consistent touches and limit the damage Prescott and company can do in order to possibly cover the 17-point spread. If they’re able to pull this game into the trenches and effectively slow the pace, the Texans can hang within a couple of scores.

    Cowboys: Keys to Win

    Get out in front early and rely on Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott. Mike McCarthy will be sure to impress upon his team the importance of every game as the Cowboys try to hunt down the Eagles. Expect a strong effort out of the gates and the reliance on the run game to propel the Cowboys to victory both straight up and against the spread.

    NFL Computer Pick: Cowboys -17

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    Shark Bites
    • Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 road games.
    • Dallas is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 vs sub-.500 teams.
    • The OVER is 4-1 in Dallas’ last 5 vs sub-.500 teams.

Odds

Sunday, December 11 Sun Dec 11


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+14
-110
+750
o47.5
-110
-14
-110
-950
u47.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+17
-106
+1150
o44.5
-112
-17
-114
-2500
u44.5
-108

Edge Finder

15.82
Total Score
25.36
190.55
Passing Yards
214.09
88.45
Rushing Yards
139.18
28:22
Time on Field
29:23
58.00
Number of Plays
62.91
4.81
Yards Per Play
5.62
15.82
Total Score
25.36
1.55
First Quarter
5.09
5.09
Second Quarter
6.91
5.00
Third Quarter
7.55
4.18
Fourth Quarter
5.82
190.55
Passing Yards
214.09
33.45
Pass Attempts
31.18
20.82
Pass Completions
19.82
3.00
Sacks
1.27
23.91
Sack Yards
8.09
9.15
Yards Per Pass
10.80
88.45
Rushing Yards
139.18
21.55
Rush Attempts
30.45
4.11
Yards Per Rush
4.57
1.18
Interceptions
0.82
1.09
Fumbles
0.73
0.27
Fumbles Lost
0.18
1.45
Total Turnovers
1.00
5.18
Penalties
7.55
39.82
Penalty Yards
56.91
28:22
Time on Field
29:23
58.00
Number of Plays
62.91
4.81
Yards Per Play
5.62
5.18
Punts
3.91
48.76
Punt Average
48.70
49.73
Return Yards
48.73

Head To Head

HOU
Stat Type DAL
2-3
Record
3-2
2-3
ATS
3-2
0-5
O/U
0-5
14.80
Score
21.40
100.00
Rush Yds
132.80
32.20
Pass Attempts
32.00
65.22
Completion %
63.12
213.00
Passing Yds
218.00
313
Total Yds
350.8
2.00
Turnovers
1.40
HOU
Stat Type DAL
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
0-3
O/U
0-3
16.33
Score
21.00
129.33
Rush Yds
113.00
33.67
Pass Attempts
33.33
71.29
Completion %
69.00
248.00
Passing Yds
264.67
377.33
Total Yds
377.67
2.00
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 7/18 (1 of 5)
HOU
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
19
Score
16
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
88
Rush Yds
98
44
Pass Attempts
29
75.00
Completion %
62.07
374
Passing Yds
194
462
Total Yds
292
2
Turnovers
2
Oct 5/14 (2 of 5)
HOU
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
17
Score
20
+5
ATS
-5
47.5 o
O/U
47.5 u
176
Rush Yds
140
25
Pass Attempts
41
64.00
Completion %
68.29
154
Passing Yds
316
330
Total Yds
456
1
Turnovers
3
Sep 26/10 (3 of 5)
HOU
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
13
Score
27
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
48 o
O/U
48 u
124
Rush Yds
101
32
Pass Attempts
30
71.88
Completion %
76.67
216
Passing Yds
284
340
Total Yds
385
3
Turnovers
0
Oct 15/06 (4 of 5)
HOU
Stat Type DAL
Away
Home
6
Score
34
+13
ATS
-13
44 o
O/U
44 u
34
Rush Yds
170
38
Pass Attempts
30
60.53
Completion %
63.33
198
Passing Yds
184
232
Total Yds
354
3
Turnovers
0
Sep 8/02 (5 of 5)
HOU
Stat Type DAL
Home
Away
19
Score
10
+9
ATS
-9
34.5 o
O/U
34.5 u
78
Rush Yds
155
22
Pass Attempts
30
45.45
Completion %
43.33
123
Passing Yds
112
201
Total Yds
267
1
Turnovers
2

Team Records

HOU
Record DAL
1-10-1
All
9-3
0-5-1
Home
6-1
1-5
Away
3-2
4-7-1
ATS
8-4
2-4
ATS Home
5-2
2-3-1
ATS Away
3-2
4-8
O/U
6-6
2-4
O/U Home
3-4
2-4
O/U Away
3-2
HOU
Record DAL
1-6-1
All
7-3
0-3-1
Home
4-1
1-3
Away
3-2
3-5
ATS
6-4
1-3
ATS Home
3-2
2-2
ATS Away
3-2
2-6
O/U
5-5
1-3
O/U Home
2-3
1-3
O/U Away
3-2
HOU
Record DAL
1-1-1
All
3-1
0-1-1
Home
2-0
1-0
Away
1-1
2-1
ATS
2-2
1-1
ATS Home
1-1
1-0
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
HOU
Record DAL
1-9
All
8-2
0-5
Home
5-0
1-4
Away
3-2
2-7-1
ATS
7-3
1-4
ATS Home
4-1
1-3-1
ATS Away
3-2
4-6
O/U
6-4
2-3
O/U Home
3-2
2-3
O/U Away
3-2

Gametime Weather

12:00pm Cloudy
13ºC / 55ºF
86% Humidity
2% Precipitation
98% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Retractable
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Dec 4, 2022CLE14-27L+7.5/46L/U822012831741303042
Nov 27, 2022MIA15-30L+14/47.5L/U36174210662733392
Nov 20, 2022WAS10-23L+3/41L/U211271481531913442
Nov 13, 2022NYG16-24L+5/41.5L/U1012863871911763672
Nov 3, 2022PHI17-29L+14/45W/O1681353031432173601
Oct 30, 2022TEN10-17L+1/39.5L/U4311816131440354-1
Oct 23, 2022LV20-38L+7/46L/O1082964041642364001
Oct 9, 2022JAC13-6W+7/43.5W/U116132248136286422-2
Oct 2, 2022LAC24-34L+5.5/45.5L/O131215346813384191
Sep 25, 2022CHI20-23L+3/39.5P/O92237329281823630
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Dec 4, 2022IND54-19W-11/44.5W/O220165385106203309-4
Nov 24, 2022NYG28-20W-10/45.5L/O169261430902103002
Nov 20, 2022MIN40-3W-2/48.5W/U15130745873110183-1
Nov 13, 2022GB28-31L-3.5/44.5L/O1592624212072084150
Oct 30, 2022CHI49-29W-9.5/43W/O2002424422401313710
Oct 23, 2022DET24-6W-7/49.5W/U139191330117195312-4
Oct 16, 2022PHI17-26L+6.5/42.5L/O1341813151361322683
Oct 9, 2022LAR22-10W+5/41.5W/U1637623938285323-3
Oct 2, 2022WAS25-10W-3/41W/U62217279142155297-2
Sep 26, 2022NYG23-16W+1/38.5W/O176215391167169336-1
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