The Houston Texans (1-10-1) take to the road to face the Dallas Cowboys (9-3) at the AT&T Stadium on Sunday for a Week 14 matchup. In terms of straight wins, the Dallas Cowboys have had the more successful year. They have bagged nine wins out of a possible 12, eight more than the Houston Texans, who are fourth in the AFC South. It leaves them in second place in the NFC East going into this matchup. The Dallas Cowboys proved they’re still worthy of being a Super Bowl contender with a 54-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts, and they are favorites (-1429) to take another win against Houston Texans.
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Betting lines
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Betting expert picks
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Moneyline
We’re taking the Dallas Cowboys (-1429) for the outright win on the moneyline. The 6-1 hosts seem to relish going up against AFC South opposition, especially at the AT&T Stadium. They’ve won all five of their last home matchups against AFC South teams. Odds of -1429 suggests they have a 93% chance of adding another victory to their haul. The Houston Texans have every reason to be hitting the panic button as seven straight defeats is enough to knock out any team. We don’t expect them to get out of this rut at the AT&T Stadium either.
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Spread
The Dallas Cowboys (-110) are the 16.5-point favorites over the Houston Texans, according to the Arizona oddsmakers. If the hosts hold that to be true, they could well be on their way to one of the biggest victories of Week 14. In the last 13 matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.8 points.
Home-field advantage usually has paid off for the Dallas Cowboys in this series. In their past five encounters with the Houston Texans at the AT&T Stadium, the home side bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 3.3 points. The Dallas Cowboys are specialists in covering the spread and have the stats to prove it. They have covered the spread in four of their past five home matches and are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Siding with the Houston Texans, meanwhile, on the spread seems to be a red flag at the moment, as they’ve failed to cover the spread in their last four matches. Take the Dallas Cowboys instead. The visitors are 3-4 ATS from their seven most recent road trips, as well as 2-8 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Total
The points total in matches between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 36.08 points in their last 13 meetings.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans was 33.6 points. As the total for their latest showdown is set at 46.0, taking the Under (-109) might just be worth its weight in gold.
The total has averaged 48.0 points in the Dallas Cowboys’ ten most recent games, as well as 52.8 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the Dallas Cowboys have seen the total go over in each of their last ten matchups.
The total score went under in the last two games Houston Texans played on the road. Interestedly, the total has also gone under in six of the away team’s past ten matchups against teams from the NFC East.
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans Betting trends
- Dallas Cowboys have covered the spread in five of their last six games at AT&T Stadium.
- Dallas Cowboys’ last three games at the AT&T Stadium went over.
- Houston Texans have failed to cover the spread in their last four games away.
- In five of the Houston Texans’ last six games, the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 14 2022, Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans
Dallas Cowboys Form
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the AT&T Stadium recently. The Dallas Cowboys have claimed five wins in six home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 54-19 triumph over the Indianapolis Colts.
A strong offense has been a highlight for the Dallas Cowboys this season. The unit ranks fourth in the NFL’s offensive ladder with 27.8 points per game and has put up 39.8 points in the last five matches alone. The hosts also have one of the most stubborn defensive units in the entire league, having allowed just 17.2 points per game this season.
The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the surprise packages this season. Despite being billed as an unlikely bet in the NFC playoff race, the hosts hold the fifth seed in the NFC Conference in Week 14, leaving them set for an unexpected postseason berth this coming January.
Houston Texans Form
A 14-27 defeat to the Cleveland Browns last week extended the losing streak of the Houston Texans to seven matches. Their record for the last 10 games now stands at 1-9.
The offense has struggled to click into gear across the last three matches, with the Houston Texans putting just 15.7 points on board. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 26.6 points in the previous five outings, which is more than the 23.9 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
2021 was a year to forget for the Houston Texans. The visitors failed to reach the playoffs, having finished third in the AFC South at 4-13, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 1-10-1 so far in the current campaign.
Dallas Cowboys VS Houston Texans H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 14-20 win for the Houston Texans at the AT&T Stadium in August 2021. In fact, the Dallas Cowboys have taken just one win from their past five matchups against the Houston Texans, leaving them with an overall record of 1-4.
In their last 13 head-to-head games, the Dallas Cowboys managed 18.54 points on average per game, while the Houston Texans put 17.54 points on board.