The winless Dallas Cowboys will try again in Week 2 of the NFL preseason. Up next for them is a date with the Houston Texans, who are coming off an upset win over the Green Bay Packers. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Houston Texans vs Dallas Cowboys Preseason Week 2 Game on August 21, 2021
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Houston Texans (odds)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
With Deshaun Watson still a big question mark, look for the Texans to go out this Saturday with Davis Mills and Tyrod Taylor leading the passing attack. Mills went 11 of 22 for 112 passing yards in the Texans’ 26-7 win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, while Taylor was 4 of 4 for 40 yards. No one was able to throw a touchdown and Mills got picked once, but his performance overall in that game is still encouraging. He could be better against the winless Cowboys in Week 2 of the preseason. There’s also the Texans’ rushing attack that put up 170 yards and a couple of touchdowns on 37 carries. Texas’ wide receiver Anthony Miller hurt his shoulder and could be out the rest of the way in the preseason, so reliance on the ground game could increase going forward for Houston.
The under is 3-0 in the Texans’ last three preseason games.
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (odds)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
For the second game in a row, the Cowboys took a loss, as they fell prey to the Arizona Cardinals on the road last week, 19-16. But at least they played better offensively than in their 16-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Game game. The pass rush was there for Dallas, which had four sacks against the Cards, but the defense against the run was subpar. The Cardinals had 168 rushing yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. The Cowboys need to be better with their discipline. They committed eight penalties that gavea 50-yard gain in total to Arizona, which also had five of its 21 first downs coming via Dallas’ penalties. On offense, Dak Prescott will not be there on the field in Week 2, so the trio of Cooper Rush, Garrett Gilbert, and Ben DiNucci will all took turns slinging the ball.
The over is 5-4 in the Cowboys’ last nine preseason games at home, dating back to 2015.
The Cowboys win, 19-16.
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