It was a rough Saturday night for the Dallas Cowboys, as they lost 23-7 to the Houston Texans.
The Cowboys’ first-team offense continued to sputter. Tony Romo was sacked twice and fumbled, and Dallas (2-2) mustered only 7 yards rushing before the reserves took over late in the third quarter.
The Cowboys’ starting offense drove inside the Texans’ 20-yard line twice, but coughed up sloppy turnovers both times. Those miscues came after the unit lost yardage on five of its first nine plays.
The Cowboys gained only 96 yards in the half — 30 on a meaningless long pass from Romo to Miles Austin in the final seconds. Dallas couldn’t get off another snap before time expired.
The Dallas starters haven’t put together a legitimate touchdown drive in four preseason games. Their only TD came on a possession that started at the 8-yard line against San Diego last week.