The Dallas Cowboys are all set to visit the Houston Texans on Sunday, 11th December, at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas. It will be the team’s first match after their last encounter in August 2021, where the Texans won by 20:14. During the past five years, the two teams have played five teams with each other, and the Houston Texans have won four of those encounters.
For the game on 11th December, the Dallas Cowboys are 17-point favourites, while the total over/under is set at 45. So let’s look at how the two teams have performed in the season so far and assess what the Sunday game outcome could be.
Dallas Cowboys Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys are the fifth-ranking team in the NFC, with a record of 9 wins and 3 losses for the season. The Cowboys have won three consecutive matches, with their last match against the Indianapolis Colts, where the team won by 54:19.
The Cowboys have a scoring average of 27.8 points per outing, the 4th highest average in the NFL. Overall, the team has raked in a total of 2520 yards through the pass, accounting for an average yardage of 210.0 per game. This average puts the team in the 22nd palace in the league. The total rushing yards for the Cowboys are 1751, making an average of 145.9 per outing. The overall accrued yardage average for the Cowboys is 355.9 per outing, which is the 11th-best in the league.
In terms of defence, Dallas is the 3rd best in the league, yielding an average of 17.2 points per game. They are 2nd in the league in terms of yards surrendered through the air, with an average of 179.8 yards per outing. The team has conceded a total of 1557 rushing yards with an average of 129.8 yards per game.
Houston Texans Statistics
The Texans are the lowest-ranking team in the season, having won only 1 out of the 12 matches played in the season, while one game ended in a draw. The team played its last match against the Cleveland Browns and lost by 14:27.
It has not been a high-scoring season for the Texans, as the team has scored an average of 15.7 points per contest. The average yardage via the ground is 87.9, placing the team in 29th place in the NFL. Overall, the team has raked a total of 3352 yards during the season.
In terms of defence, Houston sits in 23rd place in the NFL with an average of 23.9 points per outing. The team has yielded 2510 yards via the air, the 11th best in the season. Via the pass, the team has conceded an average of 209.2 yards per game, with a completion percentage of 61.1%. The team’s conceded rushing average is 169.1, while the overall count for conceded yardage through the ground is 2029 yards.
Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys Prediction
The two competing teams are almost at opposite ends of the ranking table, with the Dallas Cowboys having nine wins to their credit. With one of the best offensive line-ups in the league, pitched against a weak Houston defence, the Cowboys are all set to win Sunday’s game. The Texans may have won the last encounter, but the current stats lean in favour of Dallas.