Dallas Cowboys Survive Upset Scare Against Houston Texans

The Dallas Cowboys narrowly avoided an upset for the ages by topping the Houston Texans 27-23 in Week 14. The Cowboys entered the game colossal 17.5-point favorites, but trailed deep into the fourth quarter before saving the day with an incredible closing sequence. The Battle of Texas did not disappoint. There was a moment late in the fourth when all seemed lost for the Cowboys. Down 23-20 with less than six minutes to play, quarterback Dak Prescott threw what appeared to be a backbreaking interception that gave the Texans the ball on the Cowboys' four-yard line. Miraculously, the Cowboys defense held tough, forcing a turnover on downs and giving the offense one last chance at the win.

Prescott and the Cowboys offense came through. On a 98-yard game-winning drive, Prescott meticulously marched down the field, eventually handing off the ball to running back Ezekiel Elliot at the goal-line for a game-sealing touchdown. Safety Israel Mukuamu came down with an interception on the Texans' final desperation heave of the game, and the Cowboys walked away with a nail-biter of a win.

At 10-3, the Cowboys hold onto their faint hopes of snatching away the NFC East from the 12-1 Philadelphia Eagles for at least another week. At 1-11-1, the Texans have the inside track to the first overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft. Sometimes, you can win for losing.
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