In that victory over Indianapolis, the Cowboys dropped 33 points in the fourth quarter alone. Houston, on the other hand, has yet to score 33 points in a single game this year and has just one victory on the season. Here, we break down the matchup further, with five reasons Dallas will beat their in-state rivals.
5 Reasons the Cowboys will beat the Texans in Week 14
5. Davis Mills Won’t Threaten the Cowboys Defense
It was announced on Wednesday that Davis Mills would take back the starting job under center for the Texans. Mills started the first 10 games of the season for Houston and they went 1-8-1 in that span.
Kyle Allen replaced him in Weeks 13 and 14 and they lost each game, with Allen throwing for 416 yards with two touchdowns, four picks, and a lost fumble. While Allen’s time wasn’t exactly impressive, the expectations for Mills won’t be much higher.
A third-round pick from Stanford last season, Mills has completed just 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,144 yards with 11 touchdowns and interceptions. To be fair to Mills, he’s in an impossible situation since the roster he’s playing with is arguably the worst in the NFL, but he’s also not someone who will threaten this opportunistic defense.
Dallas bullied Matt Ryan all day in Week 13, and while he started out well, he eventually cracked under the pressure. The same should be expected this week for Mills, especially since he doesn’t have nearly as good of a supporting cast as Ryan.