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Scouting Report: Houston Texans

The Cowboys will wrap up the preseason by hosting the Houston Texans tonight at 7.

Here is what you need to know about the Texans:

Cowboys Blog - Scouting Report: Houston Texans2014 record: 9-7

Playoffs: None

Offense: 17th

Defense: 16th

Houston recently named veteran Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback over Ryan Mallett. Hoyer threw for over 3,000 yards with the Browns last season.

While he will not have Arian Foster to work with to start the season, third round pick Jaelen Strong and third-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins solidify the Houston passing game.

Defensively, the team looks to be even better after ranking seventh in PPG allowed last season. Getting Jadeveon Clowney through a healthy season is their focus, to anchor a defensive line that also features Vince Wilfork and J.J Watt.

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HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 22: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans enters the field before the game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

This ferocious front will help a young secondary that includes first-round pick Kevin Johnson.

They say iron sharpens iron, and that just might be the case for the Texans when they face off against the Cowboys for one final tune up – with expectations high for 2015.

Tell us what you think about “Scouting Report: Houston Texans” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Sean Martin

Written by Sean Martin

Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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