Arian Foster rushed for 110 yards and a
touchdown, Matt Schaub threw a TD pass to Jacoby Jones and the
Texans routed the Cowboys 23-7 on Saturday night.
Foster, who emerged as Houston's most dependable running back
late last season, became the first Texan to go over 100 yards
rushing in a preseason game. The Texans finished with 173 yards
rushing, an encouraging sign for coach Gary Kubiak, whose team
ranked 30th in rushing (92 yards per game) last season.
Houston's defense also played well, a week after giving up 409
yards in a 38-20 loss to New Orleans. Rookie Kareem Jackson
returned an interception 64 yards, and the Texans (1-2) held the
Cowboys' first-team offense to 135 total yards.
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.