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Houston Texans-Dallas Cowboys Injury Report: Texans Will Be Missing Three Defensive Backs

Here's the latest news about who the Texans expect to play tomorrow against the Cowboys, including but not limited to updates on Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, and Houston's nickel back situation.

It's time for your closeup, Mr. Hal.
It's time for your closeup, Mr. Hal.
Bob Levey

The Texans released their latest injury report yesterday, and they've already ruled three (3) of their DBs out for tomorrow's game against the Cowboys in Arlington:

CB A.J. Bouye (DNP) Groin
OLB Jadeveon Clowney (DNP) Knee
CB Darryl Morris (DNP) Ankle
S Eddie Pleasant (DNP) Ankle

Clowney missing tomorrow's game was expected, as Bill O'Brien announced earlier this week the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft wouldn't play next week either.

That decimation of the secondary, however, is big news.  It would seem that Andre Hal, a rookie seventh round pick out of Vanderbilt, will be Houston's nickel corner tomorrow. While we're on record as being high on Hal (even before he was drafted by the Texans), he's still a rookie starting his first game, on the road, against a strong passing offense. It's a tall order.

Additionally, while Andre Johnson has been listed as "questionable" on the injury report and Arian Foster is less than two weeks removed from missing the Week Three game against the Giants, both are expected to play against the Cowboys, says John McClain.

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