3 Takeaways From The Preseason Dallas-Houston Game

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Photo via Tim Heitman, USA Today Images
By: Hunter Cooke
September 2nd, 2016

 

If the Head Coach is excited about his quarterbacks, something has to be going right. 

Brock Osweiler is looking like the real deal for the Texans, and Tom Savage might have just sent Brandon Weeden looking for a new team. Savage hit on a solid 66% of his passes (12 for 18), and didn’t throw a pick. He didn’t throw an interception all preseason, and was the Texan’s top passer in three of their four preseason games. That alone should be good enough for a starting spot. Osweiler is the definite starter, but the Texans will have a strong backup in Tom Savage.

Speaking of backup quarterbacks, Jameil Showers also played well for the Cowboys.

With the ridiculous spat of injuries to an aging Tony Romo, the Cowboys will likely have to dig deep in their reserves as the season wears on, and having a full stable of backups will be essential. Dak Prescott has obviously looked great, but third-stringer Jameil Showers has really taken the reins as well.

The Cowboys have shown interest in signing a veteran backup quarterback, and they’ve refused to comment on the situation, but it’s definitely plausible to think that Showers has played his way into that coveted slot. He didn’t have the best completion percentage against Houston, but he led the Cowboys on an impressive two-minute drive to end the half.

Heaven forbid anything happen to the first string Dallas offensive line. 

The second stringers on display last night didn’t look solid at all. They run blocked relatively well, but any time the Texans showed more than a basic pass rush they looked confused. The Cowboys are already thin enough as it is in multiple areas, and the offensive line appears to be no different. If the injury bug strikes the Cowboys as bad as it did last year, there could be some gaps in an otherwise stout offensive unit.

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