Cowboys vs. Texans preseason preview: 5 questions answered

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) (Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports) /

4.) What’s the Texans’ biggest overall strength and weakness heading into this matchup?

AVB: Their biggest strength at this time has to be the defense, as it was the group that the team rallied around last week. Forcing 3 turnovers to set the offense up to score will change the game. If Houston can get some turnovers in this game, expect the team to be excited while they flip to offense.

For their weakness, it’s the offensive line. While Philip Lindsay had a great start to last week’s game, switching David Johnson in for the 3rd & 1 was not a good idea, as his lone carry ended with a negative one yard rush. The Texans will still be without a handful of their starting offensive linemen due to the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the interior line will have to work harder to get the win.

5.) With so many stars no longer in Houston, and considering Watson’s situation, who will become the new face of the Texans this season and what are your expectations for the team this year?

AVB: It will most likely be Tyrod Taylor or Justin Reid. These are some of the most seasoned veterans on the team, and both are the “quarterbacks” of their units. If not either of them, head coach David Culley’s calm demeanor will lead the Texans in 2021. As for their expectations, the Texans competed last year with a handful of teams.

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The Texans had lost 7 one-score games last season, even taking the Tennessee Titans to overtime. If Tyrod Taylor can keep the team in the game, then they should be able to compete once again in 2021. They may just surprise some teams, and If I had to give a record prediction, I would say 6-11 would be a good season for them.