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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 2, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Vandermeer's View: Texans finish exciting preview
Bill O’Brien likes to say he wants to win every game, preseason or not.

Texans cap first perfect preseason with win over Cowboys - Houston Chronicle
Akeem Hunt ran three yards for a first-half touchdown and caught a 10-yard swing pass from Tom Savage for a third-quarter score to lead the Texans to a 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington that completed the 15-year-old franchise's first perfect preseason.

Texans finish 2016 preseason with big win in Dallas
The Texans finished out their 2016 preseason campaign with a perfect 4-0 record, defeating the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium 28-17 on Thursday night.

Dallas Cowboys: Top 10 quotes from Cowboys-Texans: Dak Prescott's command of huddle 'rare' for a rookie, per Cole Beasley | SportsDay
The Houston Texans beat the Cowboys 28-17 in the final preseason game Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Few starters played, so the game came...

John McClain's Texans report card: preseason game 4 - Houston Chronicle
The Texans polished off the first perfect preseason in franchise history with a 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.

Texans teammate worried J.J. Watt wouldn't play football due to health
Shane Lechler's seen J.J. Watt in bad shape.

NFL News

Colin Kaepernick joined by 49ers teammate Eric Reid in national anthem protest - SBNation.com
Kaepernick was joined by safety Eric Reid in remaining seated for the national anthem this week.

The Rams are so pleased with Jared Goff's progress they're making him the third string QB - SBNation.com
Thursday's fourth and final preseason was another bad outing for the first overall pick in the draft, but don't worry, says QB expert Jeff Fisher, he's definitely better than he was when he got there.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 1B A.J. Reed, or: fun with small samples - The Crawfish Boxes
Give Astros 1B A.J. Reed a fair chance. Subtitled: having fun with small samples and historical comparisons

The Rockets are at work building chemistry right now - The Dream Shake
Or at least their Instagrams look like they are.

Texas preparing for both Notre Dame quarterbacks - Burnt Orange Nation
Here’s how the ‘Horns can stop the two-headed passing monster of the Irish.

VTM Staff Predictions: Texas Tech vs Stephen F. Austin - Viva The Matadors
It's that time! The VTM staffers make their picks for Texas Tech vs SFA.

TCU vs. South Dakota State: Six Players to Watch - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ first game of 2016 comes against an FCS opponent, but there are still some interesting names to keep an eye on.

Baylor-Northwestern State: How to Watch - Our Daily Bears
Fox Sports Southwest Plus has the action

What Tradition Is This? - Good Bull Hunting
A handy flow chart from your friends at GBH.

Texas Pregamer: Notre Dame - Barking Carnival
100% of Charlie Strong recruits PLAY. ON. SUNDAYS!

Western Kentucky flies past Rice 46-14 in opener - Underdog Dynasty
Rice had no answer for Mike White, who passed for 517 yards in his first game as Western Kentucky’s starting quarterback.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. FC Dallas - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo regained El Capitán by winning the Texas Derby, but they would do so on goal aggregate as they dropped the final game to FC Dallas 3-1 despite a strong first half showing.

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