NFL Preseason: Where to Watch Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

The all-Texan affair between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys is arguably the pick of the crop of Saturday's preseason games.

Both teams sit at 1-1 after making a steady start to preseason, with the Texans winning 30-23 at home against the Detroit Lions last Saturday, while the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 14-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

There was positive news for both franchises, with their respective starting quarterbacks already looking sharp.

Deshaun Watson completed five of his seven passes for 60 yards, including a four-yard touchdown pass as the Texans defeated the Lions. His Cowboys' counterpart, Dak Prescott, went five-for-five for 64 yards in Dallas' win over the Rams.

While their quarterbacks shone, both teams looked impressive on the defensive side of the ball. Houston held the Lions to 1-11 on third down attempts, while the Cowboys have allowed just 27 points in the first two games combined and have shut out their opponents in four of the eight quarters of football they have played in preseason so far.

The Texans and the Cowboys, however, also share similar issues off the field, with Jadeveon Clowney and Ezekiel Elliott still to report to training camp.

Clowney will make $15.9 million this year, after the Texans franchise tagged him. Crucially, the franchise tag for a defensive end is $17.1 million, while it's $15.4 million for a linebacker, and given Clowney can play both positions, it is not surprising to see the Texans have used the latter.

The three-time Pro Bowler now finds himself in the same scenario Le'Veon Bell faced last season. He can either sign the tag—he has until November 12 to do so—or he can sit out the entire campaign.

Elliott, meanwhile, is also holding out for a contract extension and earlier this month ESPN reported the running back was ready to sit out the entire season if he didn't get a new, lucrative, deal.

Aside from his contract dispute, Elliott was left unimpressed by Jerry Jones' joke at his expense.

The Cowboys owner quipped "Zeke who?" when asked about Elliott on Saturday, but the joke did not go down well with the running back.

"I didn't think it was funny and neither did Zeke—we actually thought it was disrespectful," agent Rocky Arceneaux told ESPN.

Here's all you need to know about Saturday.

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Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Bryce Hager #54 and Natrez Patrick #57 of the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of a preseason game at Aloha Stadium on August 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alika Jenner/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Dallas Cowboys host the Houston Texans at the AT&T Stadium on Saturday, August 24.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET).

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by NFL Network. Local coverage will be provided by CBS affiliate KTVT in the Dallas area.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NFL Network online and on connected devices, as well as via fuboTV.


With Elliott still AWOL, against the Rams the Cowboys again turned to fourth-round pick Tony Pollard, who rushed for 42 yards over five carries.

Cooper Rush, however, struggled. The backup quarterback threw one touchdown pass and went 10-for-16 for 83 yards, but was sacked twice.

There was more positive news from the treatment room, with DeMarcus Lawrence, Byron Jones and Tyrone Crawford close to return to practice for the first time this summer.

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Joe Webb and Buddy Howell, meanwhile, shone in the Texans' win over the Lions. Webb finished 14-for-25 for 186 yards and a touchdown, while Howell rushed for 84 yards and a score over 15 carries.


There is little to separate the two teams and that is reflected in the odds. According to Oddschecker, both the Texans and the Cowboys are 91/100 favorite to win, while the over/under bar for points scored is set at 40.5.