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Houston Texans News: October 6, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 6, 2014.

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Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys - Recap - October 05, 2014 - ESPN Dallas
NFL Football Recap: Final statistics from the Houston vs. Dallas game played on October 05, 2014.

Game Recap: Cowboys Defeat Texans in OT, 20-17
It should have never been this close.

Yet to find consistency, Fitzpatrick-led offense hurting Texans more than helping - Ultimate Texans
Two first-half shutouts in three games, and nearly three consecutive zeroes. A veteran quarterback whose accuracy and efficiency are as unpredictable as the offense he operates. An 11-man unit that was supposed to be highly inventive and brand new but has instead continued to look like a slightly reheated version of 2013, if that.

Cowboys beat Texans 20-17 in overtime - Ultimate Texans
Johnathan Joseph ran with Dez Bryant step for step down the sideline, with the Texans cornerback in great coverage against the Cowboys star receiver in the most critical moment of Sunday’s overtime clash between the two heated in-state rivals at AT&T Stadium.

Houston Texans @ Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys Win A Close One 20-17 In Overtime - Blogging The Boys
It went down to the wire and a little beyond, but the Dallas Cowboys squeezed out a victory over the Houston Texans.

Texas showdown ends in OT loss to Cowboys
The highly-anticipated Texas showdown ended in an overtime battle with Houston falling 20-17 to Dallas loss in overtime.

Cowboys, Tony Romo embarrassed by Texans fans' Jerry World takeover - CultureMap Houston
ARLINGTON — The hosts on the Dallas Cowboys flagship radio station 105.3 FM tried to play it off with a weak rationalization. "The red really pops..."

Around the League

Patriots cheerleaders wear Devon Still jerseys in tribute to daughter Leah -
This was hands down the best moment of Sunday Night Football.

Bruce Arians calls chop block on Calais Campbell the 'dirtiest play' he's ever seen -
The Cardinals were not happy about the play that took out their all-world defensive lineman.

Chiefs vs. 49ers final score: 3 things from Alex Smith's losing return to San Francisco -
Alex Smith's return to San Fran didn't lead to "blood and guts." Instead, fans got a war of attrition between two eerily similar teams.

Texans vs. Cowboys final score: 3 things we learned from an OT thriller -
Fate set the stage for Tony Romo on Sunday. He came through.

Buccaneers vs. Saints final score: 3 things we learned from New Orleans' overtime win -
The unthinkable almost happened to the Saints on Sunday, but they pulled it out in the extra frame.

Peyton Manning throws 500th career passing touchdown -
Peyton Manning joined Brett Favre as the only players in NFL history to reach 500 passing touchdowns.

Bears vs. Panthers final score: 3 things we learned from Carolina's comeback win -
The Panthers pull off a comeback to end a two-game losing skid, while the Bears give it away late and fall below .500.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Dwight Howard: "I probably should've waited longer" to return to Lakers - The Dream Shake
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Dwight Howard admits that he rushed back too quickly with the Lakers two years ago. Now, he says he's ready to dominate.

Final Score: Baylor Defeats Texas 28-7 - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns defense held the explosive Bears offense in check, but Texas was doomed by miscues on special teams and offense.

Ten Thoughts on Texas Tech 13, Kansas State 45 - Viva The Matadors
The Kansas State Wildcats ran over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Manhattan behind over 500 yards of total offense and 245 rushing yards for the Wildcats, while Davis Webb threw 4 interceptions on the day.

Three Up, Three Down - Frogs O' War
Still riding high after Saturday's thrilling victory over OU? Here are three big positives, and three things to bring us back to earth before Baylor.

Huge Baylor Second Half Overwhelms Texas 28-7 - Our Daily Bears
After leading just 7-0 at the break, Baylor wore down and eventually overwhelmed Texas in the second half, rushing for nearly 200 yards after halftime.

What to make of this...

Texas Football Postgame Quick Reaction: Texas-7, Baylor- 28 - Barking Carnival
The Horns get thumped in a game that was competitive for three and a half quarters.

Dynamo fall 1-0 to New York Red Bulls on the road - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo withstood a flurry of shots by the Red Bulls, but the 1 goal that got through proved to be the difference in a game that the Dynamo fell 1-0 on the road.