Images From the Sidelines: Cowboys vs. Texans

Ben Malena ran 5 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys avoided their second straight winless exhibition season with a 21-14 victory Thursday night over Houston

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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Dustin Vaughan #10 of the Dallas Cowboys throws against the Houston Texans in the first half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Fili Moala #64 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against Lonnie Ballentine #39 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans during a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys before a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Dustin Vaughan #10 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Chris Polk #22 of the Houston Texans runs the ball in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Ryan Mallett #15 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Corey Moore #43 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gus Johnson #37 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Lonnie Ballentine #39 of the Houston Texans in the second half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Dustin Vaughan #10 of the Dallas Cowboys throws against the Houston Texans in the second half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Chris Polk #22 of the Houston Texans is tackled by Davon Coleman #60 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Kenny Hilliard #38 of the Houston Texans runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in the second half during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: (L-R) Lonnie Ballentine #39 of the Houston Texans and Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Davon Coleman #60 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field in the second half during a preseason game against the Houston Texans on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against Lonnie Ballentine #39 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Gavin Escobar #89 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against Lonnie Ballentine #39 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Jasper Brinkley #54 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Terrance Williams #83 of the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: The Dallas Cowboys run on the field during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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