Cowboys Game Saturday: Cowboys vs. Texans odds, prediction, injury report, schedule, live stream, and TV channel for preseason game

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jalen Jelks (74) (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jalen Jelks (74) (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys will take on the Houston Texans this Saturday. We’ve got a prediction plus the odds, injury report, live stream, and TV info for you.

The Dallas Cowboys are set to take on the Houston Texans in what will be their third preseason contest this Saturday, August 21 with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. CT. This exhibition is typically referred to as the dress rehearsal game as the majority of the starters are expected to see significant snaps in this contest.

In years past, the starters have played in as much as the first two quarters in this game. Yet, it is unclear if they will do so this year if quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t playing under center.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans odds for Preseason Week 3:

Heading into Saturday’s Week 3 preseason matchup, the Cowboys are currently favored by 3.5 points over the Texans according to the latest odds from WynnBET (as of this publishing).

Picking a straight-up winner or a loser by betting the moneyline, WynnBET currently has Dallas with -185 odds (bet $100 to win $54.05) compared to Houston at +155 (bet $100 to win $155).

WynnBET currently has the over/under for Saturday’s exhibition set at 36.5 points. The under is currently at -110 odds (bet $100 to win $90.90) compared to the over with a matching -110 (bet $100 to win $90.90).

Dallas Cowboys Injury Report vs. Houston Texans for Preseason Week 3:

The biggest single injury that could impact this outcome is whether or not Prescott plays, making his preseason debut. On Wednesday, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy indicated there was a good chance Dak sits this one out. His absence will likely sink any chances of this being a high-scoring exhibition with the Cowboys averaging less than 10 points per contest in the preseason without him.

Dak Prescott Injury Update

It appears the Cowboys will continue to be cautious with Dak Prescott coming off a devastating ankle injury that ended his season prematurely in Week Five of last year. A recent muscle strain in his throwing arm has sidelined him for most of training camp, although he’s begun to slowly ramping back up to throwing regularly again. But that doesn’t bode well for him making an appearance in the preseason.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans Prediction for Preseason Week 3:

Although the Cowboys are favored in this matchup, they have failed to win a single game in the preseason. While this will be the team’s home opener in this exhibition season, potentially not having Prescott under center is concerning.

And considering the Cowboys defense is still learning new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s scheme, they could find themselves in yet another low-scoring, unentertaining battle against the summarily struggling Texans.

The real question will be which reserves and borderline roster players perform better in the second half. We’ll give the Cowboys the slight edge at home, 20-16.

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Dallas Cowboys next game and schedule:

Following their matchup against the Texans this weekend, the Cowboys will remain at AT&T Stadium to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their final preseason game of the year. That contest will air both on CBS 11 and the NFL Network on Sunday, August 29 at noon CT.

What channel is the Dallas Cowboys preseason game on this week?

For the Cowboys’ third preseason matchup of the year this Saturday against the Texans, the game will be broadcasted locally on KTVT (CBS/11 – Dallas). For those who live outside of the local TV market, here are the other affiliates airing the game courtesy of

KMYS (CW/35 – San Antonio)
KXAN (NBC/36 – Austin)
KFOR (NBC/4 – Oklahoma City)
KOTV (CBS/6 – Tulsa)
KWKT (FOX/44 – Waco TX)
KFXK (FOX/51 – Tyler TX)
KTEN (ABC/10.3 – Sherman TX)
KJTL (FOX/18 – Wichita Falls TX)
KRBC (NBC/9 – Abilene TX)
KSAN (NBC/3 – San Angelo TX)
KCIT (FOX/14 – Amarillo TX)
KMYL (My/14 – Lubbock TX)
KJAC (NBC/12.2 – Beaumont TX)
KVCT (FOX/19 – Victoria TX)
KRIS (NBC/6 – Corpus Christi TX)
KRGV (ABC/5 – Harlingen TX)
KYLX (CBS/13 – Laredo TX)
KMID (ABC/2 – Midland TX)
KTSM (NBC/9 – El Paso)
KASY (CW/50 – Albuquerque)
KLRT (FOX/16 – Little Rock)
KFTA (FOX/24 – Fayetteville AR)
KTAL (NBC/6 – Shreveport LA)
KARD (FOX/14 – Monroe LA)

Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans live stream:

The Cowboys’ final two preseason matchups will stream live on For those who have NFL Game Pass, all NFL preseason games are streamed live as well.

For those that are looking for other streaming options now or into the regular season, FuboTV is one option to consider, especially since they are currently offering a free seven-day trial for new users.

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