If we look at both teams, we find they are trending in different directions — with the Texans going through a rebuild — and the Cowboys shaping up to be a Super Bowl contender.
The all-Texas matchup between the two will be the sixth time they face off, as the Cowboys won the last matchup, 16-10, in 2018.
Expect this game to be over early, as the Texans are overmatched by the Cowboys in the terms of talent across the board — and this should be penciled in as a for-sure victory for the Boys.
Also, this is the second AFC South team that the Boys face. They will finish their division tour with matchups against the Jaguars and the Titans in the upcoming weeks.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11| Time: Noon
Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
TV: Fox | Stream: NFL+ & FuboTV
Broadcasters: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, and sideline reporter Laura Okmin.
Radio: KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan in Dallas/Fort Worth
Caesars Sportsbook: Line: DAL -17 | O/U: 44
ESPN Matchup Predictor: Cowboys 95.2% chance to win | Texans 4.8% chance to win
ESPN Pick Center: Cowboys ML: -2400 | Texans: +1150
Rocky's Odds: Throw all your money on the Cowboys winning. (I'm not liable if I'm wrong.)
This game is arguably the easiest on the Cowboys' remaining schedule. While the Texans have some standout players on both sides of the ball — there isn't any reason the Cowboys shouldn't easily beat them.
With that in mind, both Cowboy personnel groups should have their way, and we're going to be looking toward next week's matchup with the Jaguars early in the game.
And for those who invest in IDP leagues, well, first off, you're weird.
But Lawrence, Wilson, and Parsons are your best plays this week.
Houston Texans: QB Davis Mills (if you're desperate), RB Dameon Pierce, and WR Phillip Dorsett (as a flier)
Although the Texans are outright terrible, they will eventually score. Whether they are getting blown out or somehow keeping up with the Cowboys, these three guys are the best bets to snag fantasy points.
Mills is trying to show the franchise that he can be the answer at QB — so expect him to come out slinging the ball. Shifting to Pierce, the franchise sees him as the answer at running back, and the rookie has talent.
Lastly, Dorsett will be the team's number-one receiver as they are missing their two top wideouts, Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins.