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Cowboys hold off Texans

Aug 23, 2008 - 3:30 AM By John Tranchina PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

IRVING, Texas (Ticker) -- With their first-team lineup seeing extensive action for the first time in the preseason, the Dallas Cowboys' offense looked crisp in one half of action in Friday's 23-22 victory over the Houston Texans.

Tony Romo completed 15-of-19 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown with one interception to help the Cowboys (1-2), considered a serious Super Bowl contender, to their first preseason triumph in the Governor's Cup.

Marion Barber added 75 yards and one touchdown rushing on 13 carries, while Terrell Owens caught four passes for 43 yards.

But as well as Dallas moved the ball for most of the contest, they were hindered by four turnovers, including a fumble inside the 10-yard line and Romo's interception in the end zone that cost them precious points and kept the game close.

For Houston (2-1), Matt Schaub completed 15-of-27 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown in three quarters of work, while Kevin Walter hauled in six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown to lead all receivers.

The Texans almost won it late, but a failed two-point conversion provided the winning margin. Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 66 yards to set up backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels' 8-yard TD run to make it 23-22 with 2:05 left. But Dallas escaped with the win when Jones dropped Rosenfels' pass in the end zone on the subsequent two-point conversion attempt.

Adam Jones started at cornerback in place of injured Pro Bowler Terence Newman for Dallas.

The Texas Stadium crowd was silenced early when Texans wide receiver Harry Williams suffered a severe neck injury on a Houston kickoff just 2:11 into the contest.

While attempting to tackle Isaiah Stanback, Williams collided with teammate Nick Ferguson and went down without moving. After a lengthy delay, Williams, a second-year player who spent last season on Houston's practice squad, was carted off on a stretcher.

He wasn't moving and was being given oxygen as he was wheeled off the field and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.






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    HOUSTON AT DALLAS
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    TD HST
    SAGE ROSENFELS 8 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT CONVERSION FAILED)
    HOUSTON 22
    DALLAS 23 2:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans 22, Cowboys 23  4th - 2:05Aug 22 11:07 PM
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    FG DAL
    NICHOLAS FOLK 35 YD
    HOUSTON 16
    DALLAS 23 5:14 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans 16, Cowboys 23  4th - 5:14Aug 22 10:47 PM
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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 29 YD
    HOUSTON 16
    DALLAS 20 14:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans 16, Cowboys 20  4th - 14:20Aug 22 10:20 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    HOUSTON 3 7 3 13
    DALLAS 10 10 0 20 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, CHRIS BROWN 44 YD, 2:01. HOUSTON
    3-0
    DAL - TD, PATRICK CRAYTON 6 YD PASS FROM TONY
    ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 6:24.
    DALLAS 7-3
    DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 48 YD, 10:58. DALLAS
    10

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    FG HST
    KRIS BROWN 23 YD
    HOUSTON 13
    DALLAS 20 11:44 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texans 13, Cowboys 20  3rd - 11:44Aug 22 9:55 PM


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    HOUSTON 3 7 10
    DALLAS 10 10 20 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, CHRIS BROWN 44 YD, 2:01. HOUSTON
    3-0
    DAL - TD, PATRICK CRAYTON 6 YD PASS FROM TONY
    ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 6:24.
    DALLAS 7-3
    DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 48 YD, 10:58. DALLAS
    10-3
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    FG DAL
    NICHOLAS FOLK 42 YD
    HOUSTON 10
    DALLAS 20 0:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 10, Cowboys 20  2nd - 0:02Aug 22 9:34 PM
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    DALLAS 17 1:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    TD HST
    KEVIN WALTER 11 YD PASS FROM MATT SCHAUB
    (MATT TURK KICK)
    HOUSTON 10
    DALLAS 10 7:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 10, Cowboys 10  2nd - 7:52Aug 22 9:06 PM


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    HOUSTON 3 3
    DALLAS 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: HST - FG, CHRIS BROWN 44 YD, 2:01. HOUSTON
    3-0
    DAL - TD, PATRICK CRAYTON 6 YD PASS FROM TONY
    ROMO (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 6:24.
    DALLAS 7-3
    DAL - FG, NICHOLAS FOLK 48 YD, 10:58. DALLAS
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    NICHOLAS FOLK 48 YD
    HOUSTON 3
    DALLAS 10 4:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texans 3, Cowboys 10  1st - 4:02Aug 22 8:40 PM


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    TD DAL
    PATRICK CRAYTON 6 YD PASS FROM TONY ROMO
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    HOUSTON 3
    DALLAS 7 8:36 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    CHRIS BROWN 44 YD
    HOUSTON 3
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    Texans 3, Cowboys 0  1st - 12:59Aug 22 8:11 PM
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