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NFL Week 5 Game Capsule: Texans v. Cowboys

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Take a look inside the numbers as the NFL's two Texas teams square off in Week 5 of the 2014 NFL regular season.

Out on a weekend pass.
Out on a weekend pass.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans prepare to travel north up I-45 to face Texas' other team.

TEXANS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

STREAKS

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

O’Brien: 0-0

Garrett: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 23-17 vs. Bills

W 38-17 vs. Saints

LAST GAME

9/26/10: Cowboys 27 at Texans 13. Dallas WR Roy Williams catches 5 passes for 117 yards & 2 TDs. Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware records 3 sacks.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/15/06: Cowboys 34, Texans 6. Dallas WR Terrell Owens has 3 TD receptions & RB Julius Jones has 22 carries for 106 yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Hou.), 137 (Dal.). XM: 231 (Dal.). 

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 73-112-902-5-5-86.2

Romo: 82-118-936-7-4-98.7

RUSHING

Foster: 63-247-3.9-1

Murray: 99-534 (1L)-5.4-5 (1L)

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 22-262-11.9-0

Bryant: 23-291-12.7-3

OFFENSE

340.0

383.8

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+1

DEFENSE

367.8

379.8

SACKS

Watt: 2

Melton: 1.5

INTs

4 tied: 1

5 tied: 1

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.8 (T2C)

Jones: 47.6

KICKING

Bullock: 33 (9/9 PAT; 8/9 FG)

Bailey: 37 (2C) (13/13 PAT, 8/8 FG)

TEXANS:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 268 yards last week & aims for 3rd in row with 250+.

RB ARIAN FOSTER rushed for 106 yards in only career meeting. Since 2010, Foster leads AFC with 5,053 rush yards. Last week, he led team with 7 rec. for 55 yards.

For his career, WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 6 catches per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (949) needs 3 receptions to surpass HOFer ANDRE REED (951) for No. 11 all-time. 'Dre needs 77 receiving yards to become the 15th player in history to reach 13,000.

WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had a 35-yard TD catch last week. He now aims for 5th game in a row with TD or 100+ receiving yards. Nuk has 3 TD catches in 2014, tied for 3rd among AFC WRs.

DE J.J. WATT had an 80-yard INT-TD vs. Buffalo & is the only player in history with 35+ sacks (38.5), INT-TD & TD catch in first 4 seasons. Watt aims for 4th game in row a with sack vs. NFC. Since 2012, Watt leads the NFL with 33 sacks.

DE JARED CRICK had 1.5 sacks last week; those were the first sacks of his career.

LB BRIAN CUSHING leads the Texans with 37 tackles.

CB DARYL MORRIS posted 1st career INT vs. the Bills.

COWBOYS:

Won 500th game (incl. playoffs) last week.

QB TONY ROMO has won only start vs. Houston & had 127.6 rating. In past 6 vs. AFC, he has completed 154 of 218 (70.6%) for 1,792 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 111.6 rating. He had a 137.4 rating last week with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs.

RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 534 rush yards & 5 rush TDs. He's 1 of 4 in NFL history with 100+ rush yards & 1+ rush TD in each of team’s 1st 4 games. He has 5 rush TDs in past 3 vs. AFC and 10 rush TDs in past 9 at home.

WR DEZ BRYANT aims for 10th game in row vs. AFC with TD catch. In past 9 vs. AFC, Bryant has 12 receiving TDs & 876 receiving yards (97.3 per game). He has 26 receiving TDs in past 28. Since 2011, Bryant has 37 receiving TDs, most by NFL WR.

Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 642 catches & 7,117 yards, both most by TE. Witten is 2nd all-time in receptions (894) by NFL TE.

WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 2 TDs last week.

LB JUSTIN DURANT had INT & FF last week.

DT HENRY MELTON had sack in Week 4.

LB BRUCE CARTER leads team with 24 tackles. S BARRY CHURCH is 2nd with 22.

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