The Houston Texans may have finally found a dependable running back.
Arian Foster rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, Matt Schaub threw a TD pass to Jacoby Jones and the Texans routed the Dallas Cowboys 23-7 on Saturday night.
Foster averaged 6.1 yards on 18 carries against the Cowboys and became the first Texan to go over 100 yards rushing in a preseason game. The Texans finished with 173 yards on the ground, an encouraging sign for coach Gary Kubiak, whose team ranked 30th in rushing (92 yards per game) last season.
Foster found a huge hole and ran 18 yards on the Texans’ second series. Three plays later, Schaub fooled the Dallas defenders with a play-action fake and found Jones open in the end zone for an easy 24-yard touchdown.
Neil Rackers hit a 23-yard field goal with 9:22 left in the first half for a 10-0 lead. Rackers and Kris Brown are locked in a tight competition for the kicking job.
Brown kicked a 22-yard field goal in the final minute before halftime to make it 13-0.