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2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 14 vs Texans

will see the take on the in-state foe in Arlington for the battle for the Governor's Cup.

The Cowboys last faced the Texans in 2018, with the latter prevailing in overtime 19-16 at NRG Stadium. Dallas last defeated Houston in 2014, a 20-17 win for the Cowboys in Arlington.

The Texans will be led by second-year David Mills, who will play his first entire season as a starter in 2022. Mills started 11 games last season, throwing for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Houston's No. 1 is , coming off his second consecutive 1,000-receiving yard season. Alongside him are Nico Collins and Chris Conley. Pharaoh Brown and Brevin will be the tight ends.

Marlon Mack is expected to be the Texans' starting , backed up by and rookie Dameon Pierce out of Florida. They'll run behind an offensive line led by . may also start at after being taken in the of the 2022 out of Texas A&M.

Houston's includes former Cowboy Maliek Collins at . At rusher is Jerry Hughes, who signed from the this after recording two sacks in 2021.

Christian Kirksey will anchor the at , entering his second season with the Texans after making 93 tackles last season. Alongside him at linebacker are Kamu Grugier-Hill and Kevin Pierre-Louis.

Houston will employ Steven Nelson and rookie in the at . Stingley Jr. was taken with the third overall pick in this year's draft. At , second-round pick out of Baylor will start alongside Jonathan Owens.

After firing David Culley, head coach Lovie Smith was promoted from his position. Smith coached the from 2004-12 and the from 2014-15, going 89-87 with both teams.

The Cowboys will face the Texans on Sunday, Dec. 11 at noon CT on Fox.

Nick Coppola
Nick Coppola
Student at the University of Oklahoma. Reporter for OU Daily. Junior Writer for Inside The Star. Contributor for Guns Up Nation.

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