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Houston Texans News: October 1, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Dilip Vishwanat

Houston Texans News

Texans-Cowboys rivalry not as fierce as Houston-Dallas - Houston Chronicle
It didn't take long this week for Houston versus Dallas to catch fire.

Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’ - Ultimate Texans
Five days before the 3-1 Texans take on the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft swayed his hips, smiled, laughed and happily ran by a row of eager young fans, handing out low-fives while his speed picked up and screams grew louder.

Jerry Jones shed tears at 2002 loss to Houston Texans - ESPN
The Houston Texans' 2002 win over the Dallas Cowboys was a big moment in the Texans' history.

Carter Unlikely To Play Against Texans With Quad Injury
Groin injuries kept Justin Durant out for two games and Rolando McClain out for a game, and a quad strain is now likely to keep Carter out for the Week 5 matchup against the Texans.

For Tom Brady, the end game has become apparent - Sports - The Boston Globe
Brady will be 38 next Aug. 3, and his contract is insanely team-friendly. Houston or Tampa Bay could be potential landing spots.

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans hopes to return in a few weeks - ESPN
Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney said he hopes to return in a few weeks from the knee injury that has sidelined him since the season opener.

Around the League

NFL power rankings, Week 5: Chargers, Lions move up while Panthers, Saints tumble -
The fourth week of the 2014 NFL season featured multiple surprises and a few crazy finishes. SB Nation's weekly power rankings take stock of where things stand at the season's quarter pole.

J.J. Watt wins Hoss of the Week honors -
This week's winner was an easy choice. However, Watt's contributions that didn't show up on the stat sheet are what earned him the coveted Hoss of the Week trophy.

The NFL's dumb rules led to Husain Abdullah being penalized -
The NFL made a mistake and didn't recognize Husain Abdullah was praying. It did so because its rules are unwieldy and judgment is left to humans trying to process a dumb rule in real time.

Raiders name Tony Sparano as interim head coach -
After firing Dennis Allen, Oakland has tabbed Tony Sparano to run the ship for the rest of the season.

Steve Smith just won't go away -
If Steve Smith ever had a moment of self doubt, he squashed it with one of the most inspiring payback performances one may ever see.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

A.J. Hinch hired: Astros choose perfect manager for their process - The Crawfish Boxes
You may not agree with the decision, but Hinch fits what the Astros want tot d

Rockets to wear special Chinese sleeved-jersey to celebrate Lunar New Year - The Dream Shake
The Rockets will wear a alternate sleeved jersey to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Daily Round Up: Looking For Revenge - Burnt Orange Nation
Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there...

What's wrong with Davis Webb? - Viva The Matadors
We're all day to day, even when waiting for Halloween to finally get here.

TCU's Trevone Boykin Receives National Player of the Week Award - Frogs O' War
TCU's polarizing quarterback received the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, after his performance against SMU.

Baylor vs. Texas Advanced Stats Preview - Our Daily Bears
What FEI and S&P+ say about this Saturday's game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas Longhorns.

Texas A&M Post-Arkansas Press Conference - Good Bull Hunting
Recapping the post-Arkansas press conferences held by Texas A&M coaches and players before next week's game with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Staring into the Abyss - Barking Carnival
Charlie Weis is a Flat Circle.