5 Reasons the Cowboys will beat the Texans in Week 14

Cowboys, Micah Parsons. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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2. Houston Turns it Over Way Too Much

While Dallas had the lead for much of the game in Week 13, the Colts found themselves being blown out once they started coughing up the ball. Matt Ryan threw three interceptions and lost a fumble, while Mo Alie-Cox also lost a fumble.

27 points were scored off of those turnovers, as the Cowboys proved to be very opportunistic on both sides of the ball. Against the Texans, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the turnovers continue.

Houston has 20 turnovers in their first 12 games of the season, which is the third worst in the NFL. They’re dead last in interceptions, with 15 of those. That’s a terrible sign for them, since Dallas is on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to creating turnovers themselves.

Right now, they’re second in the league with 21 turnovers. They’re sixth in interceptions, recording 14 of them so far. Throw in the fact that this defensive line is feeling it right now, and the ball will likely be up for grabs more than once as Mills throws to avoid the pressure.

We saw against Indy that when defensive coordinator Dan Quinn smells blood in the water, he doesn’t let up. Chances are, he’s watching the film leading up to this one and already has the scent.