Cowboys vs. Texans preseason preview: 5 questions answered

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Houston Texans this Saturday night in their third preseason matchup of the year. The exhibition will also serve as the home opener for the Cowboys as this will be the first preseason game played at AT&T Stadium this year.

Typically, the third preseason game serves as the dress rehearsal for the regular season meaning the starters see their most significant playing time in this matchup. But with quarterback Dak Prescott unlikely to suit up for this one, it’s unclear just how long the rest of the starters will play.

But for those looking forward to the Battle for Texas, the game offers a rare matchup between these two Lone Star NFL franchises. So The Landry Hat reached out to Aarron Van Buren, site co-expert of FanSided’s Toro Times who covers the Texans, to get the skinny on the current state of the Houston organization and what fans might expect to see this Saturday from them.

And our first of five questions begin with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson …

1.) Has Deshaun Watson played his final game for the Houston Texans? How do you see this situation being resolved? What are the chances he plays Saturday night?

AVB: It’s appearing that it will be. The Texans have done as good of a job as possible when it comes to remaining neutral and not letting things get out of hand, minus when the team wanted to switch their media coverage- a move that was caught by the NFL and media members alike. Don’t expect to see Watson Saturday night, as backup Tyrod Taylor should be getting the bulk of the work.