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Boys Defense Will Have Hands Full Against Houston

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HOUSTON - AUGUST 28: Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans avoids a tackle from cornerback Terrence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of a preseason game at Reliant Stadium on August 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Taking a look at the Houston Texans offense through the first two games of the season, you don't really know what to think.

Jekyll & Hyde, you say? That usually means on one week, way off another.

But in the case of Houston, it's more like: Awesome one week, and then awesome another week in a different way.

In the Texans' huge season-opening win over the Colts, Houston had more than 200 rushing yards from its upstart, quirky, philosophy major of a running back, Arian Foster, who was an undrafted free agent on the practice squad at this time last year.

Star QB Matt Schaub had under 200 yards passing, and the best receiver in football, Andre Johnson had just 30 yards receiving in that game.

Then came last week. Foster followed up his big day with 150-ish in the total yards department, but Schaub absolutely WENT OFF.

Schaub and Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb each threw for better than 400 yards, as Schaub went for 497, and Johnson had 12 catches for 158 yards and a last-minute touchdown to force overtime. He's back.

So what's all this mean for the Cowboys?

Well, while the Dallas offense has struggled all season, the defense has shown flashes of greatness, but last week against Chicago, the Cowboys' defense had all kinds of warts. One positive about this week? The Cowboys defense manhandled Washington's offense, something Houston's defense obviously couldn't do.

But one thing is for certain, Dallas better be prepared for a top-notch run offense come Sunday, as well as a top-notch pass offense. Take away one, and Houston will you with another. That's a big task at hand for the defense.  Will they stand tall? We'll see.

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