Football Predictions – October 7-8, WSU, UW, Seahawks, Sunday Night

Frankie Luvu, Washington State football. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Frankie Luvu, Washington State football. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) /
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Cowboys at Texans

Herb Nightingale – The Cowboys have a 2-2 record while the Texans are 1-3. The last time these teams played each other during the regular season was on October 5, 2014. That day the Cowboys won in overtime at home. This doesn’t mean much except I believe this will likely be another close game.

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Running back Ezekiel Elliott is averaging over five yards a carry this season for the Cowboys while the Texans are throwing the ball all over. Last Sunday the Cowboys won at home over the Detroit Lions 26-24 however they gave up 286 yards in passing to another team that throws the ball often.

The Texans, on the other hand, won their first game of the season on the road against the Colts at Indianapolis 37-34 in overtime. They gained 347 yards passing while running for 119 yards. Their defense though gave up 437 yards passing while 41 yards on the ground.

For Dallas to win the game on the road the best idea for them to keep the balance of running and passing the ball. The Texans must continue their passing attack. I see this game being another tight game. Since the game is being played in Houston I give the Texans the edge. My prediction Texans 24 Cowboys 21.

Ed Stein – If it was any other team than the Cowboys, this might be the lowest rated Sunday night game of the year. Both teams are bad. The Texans are just a little worse. This is going to be a low scoring game that will come down to whether or not Houston can stop Ezekiel Elliot. I don’t think they can. As much as it pains me to say this Dallas wins Sunday night.

Schlasser – The Battle of Texas will also come down to last man standing. This also is in relation to their player’s health. The Texans D has been rather disappointing so far, so I’m expecting the Cowboys to be willed by the clapping of Coach Garrett (i.e. Zeke). Cowboys Win.

Sarah Maninger – Houston Texans.

Matt Barry – Houston got a gift last week in Indy in overtime. It was a much-needed win for them. I think it will bring some life to them and playing at home on Sunday night should help as well. I think they carry the momentum forward.

The Cowboys are a little Jekyll and Hyde. They have similar problems to the Seahawks. They don’t score a ton of points. They don’t play particularly well on the road. I like the Texans on Sunday night.

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