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Week 5 - Texans (41) vs. Cowboys (26)

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  1. obwhite

    obwhite Who Dat Nation!

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 5 - Texans (41) vs. Cowboys (26)


    DeMeco Ryans does it again with 6 Tackles, 2 INTERCEPTIONS, 1 forced fumble and 1 SACK​

    This was truly a great game with a score that just doesn't do it any justice. The cowboys were expected to come out slow considering the new coach had only taken over the team earlier in the day. This would prove to be true, Tony Romo would come out and throw 4 early ugly interceptions that lead to an early 20-0 lead before the 1st quarter was even over. But the Cowboys wouldn't give up, they would kick, claw, and scratch back in the 2nd half to pull it within a 1 score game before the Texans highpowered offense fueled by Schaub, Slaton and Owen Daniels would eventually take over and put the game out of reach.

    However, the story of this game would not be the Texans offense, it would be their highly oportunistic defense. Commentator John Madden would only give their pass defense one block out of three in the pregame, but don't let it fool you, the combinations of zone, man, cover, and well timed blitzes would be enough to force a career high 5 interceptions by Tony Romo.

    The story of the game would go a little something like this:

    Kris Brown kicked things off with a 42 yard field goals, and after an interception the Texans would score again on a 5 yard pass completion by O. Daniels. After another int the Texans would score on a Kris Brown 41 yard field goal. And once again the Cowboys could not get out of their own way and would throw another int which lead to an Andre Johnson 14 yard TD pass, however, this would be his only catch of the day!

    1st quarter 20-0

    The second quarter the Cowboys would finally find the endzone when Miles Austin scored from 26 yards out of a beautiful pass by Tony Romo with 2:40 seconds left before the half. However, the Texans would answer back and Tony Romo would qb sneak it in from 1/2 yard out as time expired.

    Halftime 27-7

    The third quarter was ALL cowboys, Roy Williams would start to find his holes in the zones and slice and dice the Texans secondary. With Williams in the Slot he became impossible to stop and the Cowboys would score on a 9 yards pass to Williams, then hit a 27 yard and 22 yard field goal. The two field goals were major victories to the Texans because the Cowboys drove up and down the field with ease. What could have easily been a 21 point 3rd quarter for the boys, only ended with them scoring 13 points. Texans rookie Middlebrook is still playing well but seems to have found some issues with ball security and will have to work on this in practice. His fumble helped the Cowboys get back in the game.

    End 3rd Quarter 27-20

    The 4th quarter would belong to the Texans, the cowboys would force a couple 3rd and forevers that the Texans somehow would convert on and keep some crucial drives going. Owen Daniels would score again on a 12 yard pass. and then Steve Slaton would break a 29 yard run to seal the deal after another turnover by the cowboys. Jason Witten would catch a 5 yard TD with :04 seconds left and the Texans would improve their record to 4-1...

    Stat Line:

    Matt Schaub - 13 of 19, 179 yards, 3 Td's, 1 rushing
    Tony Romo - 25 of 44, 345 yards, 3 td's, 5 int's

    Steve Slaton - 14 carries, 65 yards, 1 td
    D. Middlebrook - 11 carries, 44 yards
    M. Schaub - 1 carries, 1 yards, 1 td

    M. Barber - 9 carries, 40 yards
    Felix Jones - 3 carries, 13 yards

    Owen Daniels - 6 catches, 51 yards, 2 td's
    Andre johnson - 1 catch, 14 yards, 1 td
    Steve Slaton - 3 catches, 68 yards

    Roy Williams - 9 catches, 141 yards, 1 td
    Jason Witten - 7 catches, 86 yards, 1td
    Miles Austin - 1 catch, 26 yards, 1 td
    Devin Thomas - 4 catches, 63 yards

    DeMeco Ryans, 1
    Mario Williams, 1

    Bradie James - 1

    DeMeco Ryans - 2
    Chaun Thompson - 1
    Conner Barwin - 1
    Xavier Adibi - 1

    Forced Fumbles
    DeMeco Ryans - 1
    Brian Dawkins - 2
    Keith Brooking - 1

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