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Fairbairn's FG in OT lifts Texans over Cowboys 19-16

HOUSTON (AP) When DeAndre Hopkins had a chance to make a play in overtime on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, Houston's star receiver was intent on redeeming himself after losing a rare fumble in the third quarter.

He did that with a spectacular 49-yard catch and run that got the Texans in scoring range, and Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 36-yard field goal to lift the Texans to a 19-16 win.

Hopkins, who finished with 151 yards receiving, grabbed a short pass from Deshaun Watson and twice spun away from would-be tacklers to stretch the play.

''I fumbled, so I knew I had to make a play,'' Hopkins said. ''There was a lot of guys downfield but I wasn't trying to go down easy. A field goal would win the game and I knew that. I knew where I was, and I felt guys coming around me.''

Coach Bill O'Brien said Hopkins approached him after the fumble and simply said: `I'll make up for that.' Watson knew he would do that when he threw the ball his way.

''Playmakers make plays whenever we need him, and that was a situation where we needed him to make a play,'' Watson said. ''I threw it up for him to make a play, and he did what he had to do.''

The Cowboys got the ball first in OT but had to punt when Zach Cunningham stopped Ezekiel Elliott for no gain on third-and-1. Coach Jason Garrett defended his decision not to go for it.

''We just felt like at that point in the game, the way our defense was playing, the idea was to pin them down there,'' he said.

Houston was just 1 of 5 in the red zone on Sunday, with Fairbairn making four field goals to help the Texans to the victory.

It is Houston's first win over the Cowboys (2-3) since the team's first game on Sept. 8, 2002, ending a three-game losing streak to Dallas. The Texans (2-3) did it in front of a franchise-record crowd of 72,008, which was peppered with plenty of Cowboys fans.

Houston defensive end Jadeveon Clowney didn't realize the Texans hadn't beaten the Cowboys in 16 years, but did understand the importance of the victory.

''This is a big win, not just for us but for the city of Houston,'' he said. ''Cowboys are America's No. 1 team. For us to go out there and win at home was very big for us. We needed that win.''

Deshaun Watson threw for 375 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Texans, who won in overtime for the second straight week.

Dak Prescott had 208 yards passing and a touchdown but threw two interceptions for the Cowboys. Elliott, who entered the game as the NFL's leading rusher, was limited to 54 yards rushing.

''We just haven't gotten it going on offense,'' Prescott said. ''I don't know if there's one thing you can pinpoint, but we've got to figure it out.''

The Texans were driving late in the fourth quarter when Xavier Woods intercepted Watson, who threw under heavy pressure, with 10 seconds left and returned it 15 yards to give Dallas the ball at its 47. Kareem Jackson nearly intercepted Prescott on the next play before his Hail Mary on the last play of regulation was knocked down in the end zone by receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who came in to play defense.

A 27-yard pass interference call by Byron Jones on a ball intended for Hopkins got Houston to the 1-yard line in the third quarter. But two failed running plays followed by an incomplete pass forced another field goal which gave the Texans a 16-13 lead with about 8 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Cowboys tied it up on a 48-yard field goal with less than six minutes left. That drive was highlighted by a 44-yard pass by Prescott to Tavon Austin that he made after escaping sacks by J.J. Watt, Brandon Dunn and Zach Cunningham.

Prescott's second interception came when Johnathan Joseph broke up a pass and rookie Justin Reid caught it just before it hit the turf in the third quarter. The Texans drove to the 3-yard line on the ensuing possession before the drive stalled and Fairbairn kicked a 21-yard field goal to tie it at 13-13.

Hopkins fumbled after a catch early in the third quarter and it was recovered by Jourdan Lewis and returned to the Houston 16. The Cowboys regained the lead when Prescott found Allen Hurns in the back of the end zone on a 3-yard touchdown pass that made it 13-10.

The Texans drove to the 2-yard line later in the second but Watson's pass on third down fell incomplete and they settled for a 20-yard field goal to push the lead to 10-6.

INJURIES

Houston RB Lamar Miller, who dealt with a chest injury this week, was active but did not play. ... Texans CB Kayvon Webster left the game in the first quarter with a quadriceps injury and didn't return.

COUTEE'S DANCE

The Texans took their first lead when rookie Keke Coutee, who made his debut last week, scored on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter. Coutee celebrated his first career touchdown with a dance called the Shiggy Challenge from a Drake song called ''In My Feelings'' which includes the line: ''Kiki do you love me?''

He had previously said he didn't like that song because he was tired of everyone singing it to him but seems to be past that now.

''I just gave the people what they wanted to see,'' he said with a laugh.

UP NEXT

Cowboys: Host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday.

Texans: Host the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Prescott 4 QB
208 PaYds, PaTD, 2 INTs, 34 RuYds
13
FPTS
D. Watson 4 QB
375 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 40 RuYds
23
FPTS
Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:55
K.Fairbairn 36 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
8
plays
72
yds
3:43
pos
16
19
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:43
B.Maher 48 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
5
plays
45
yds
2:52
pos
16
16
Field Goal 8:34
K.Fairbairn 19 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
9
plays
59
yds
4:58
pos
13
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:05
K.Fairbairn 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
8
plays
26
yds
2:53
pos
13
13
Point After TD 11:52
B.Maher extra point is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
13
10
Touchdown 11:52
D.Prescott pass short middle to A.Hurns for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
16
yds
1:59
pos
12
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:03
K.Fairbairn 20 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
12
plays
79
yds
5:57
pos
6
10
Point After TD 13:40
K.Fairbairn extra point is GOOD Center-J.Weeks Holder-T.Daniel.
plays
yds
pos
6
7
Touchdown 13:40
D.Watson pass short middle to K.Coutee for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
70
yds
4:30
pos
6
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:13
B.Maher 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
5
plays
37
yds
2:38
pos
6
0
Field Goal 10:06
B.Maher 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
9
plays
66
yds
4:57
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:45 32:15
1st Downs 14 25
Rushing 6 4
Passing 8 18
Penalty 0 3
3rd Down Conv 4-14 5-15
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 292 462
Total Plays 60 76
Avg Gain 4.9 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 98 88
Rush Attempts 29 31
Avg Rush Yards 3.4 2.8
Net Yards Passing 194 374
Comp. - Att. 18-29 33-44
Yards Per Pass 6.7 8.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-14 1-1
Penalties - Yards 7-72 5-25
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-1
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 5-34.2 3-39.3
Return Yards 22 29
Punts - Returns 2-22 2-29
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 2-0
Kicking 4/4 5/6
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 3/3 4/5
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-6 -17%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-5 -20%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Cowboys 2-3 6073016
Texans 2-3 01033319
194 PASS YDS 374
98 RUSH YDS 88
292 TOTAL YDS 462
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.1% 208 1 2 66.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 961 5 4 81.4
D. Prescott 18/29 208 1 2 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 480 2
E. Elliott 20 54 0 14 8
D. Prescott 4 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 121 0
D. Prescott 6 34 0 11 13
R. Smith 45 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 37 0
R. Smith 3 10 0 5 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Swaim 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 55 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 159 1
G. Swaim 3 3 55 0 43 5
T. Austin 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 125 2
T. Austin 3 1 44 0 44 4
R. Gathers 80 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 32 0
R. Gathers 1 1 32 0 32 3
E. Elliott 21 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 155 1
E. Elliott 7 7 30 0 10 8
D. Thompson 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 102 0
D. Thompson 4 2 19 0 11 1
B. Jarwin 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
B. Jarwin 2 1 11 0 11 1
C. Beasley 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 193 0
C. Beasley 3 1 8 0 8 0
M. Gallup 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 82 0
M. Gallup 3 1 6 0 6 0
A. Hurns 17 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 3 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 84 1
A. Hurns 3 1 3 1 3 6
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Vander Esch 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-7 0 0.0
L. Vander Esch 11-3 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-3 0 0.0
B. Jones 8-2 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-16 0 3.0
J. Smith 6-6 1.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-11 0 0.0
J. Heath 5-5 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 0.0
A. Brown 4-0 0.0 0 1
X. Woods 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
X. Woods 4-1 0.0 1 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-7 0 1.0
T. Crawford 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Awuzie 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-5 0 0.0
C. Awuzie 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gregory 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
R. Gregory 3-2 0.0 0 0
K. Frazier 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
K. Frazier 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Thompson 15 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Armstrong 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
D. Armstrong 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Elliott 21 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Elliott 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Lewis 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Lewis 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 1.0
D. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 5.0
D. Lawrence 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-9 0 1.0
A. Woods 0-4 0.0 0 0
J. Thomas 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
J. Thomas 0-2 0.0 0 0
G. Swaim 87 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
G. Swaim 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. Charlton 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 1.0
T. Charlton 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Maher 2 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
11/12 6/6
B. Maher 3/3 48 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 45.6 6
C. Jones 5 44.0 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Austin 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 6.1 22 0
T. Austin 2 11.0 22 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Watson 4 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 375 1 1 98.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.1% 1621 8 5 94.6
D. Watson 33/44 375 1 1 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Blue 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 162 1
A. Blue 20 46 0 17 11
D. Watson 4 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 201 1
D. Watson 10 40 0 11 23
K. Coutee 16 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
K. Coutee 1 2 0 2 11
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Hopkins 10 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 9 151 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 594 2
D. Hopkins 13 9 151 0 49 13
A. Blue 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 8 73 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 77 0
A. Blue 8 8 73 0 28 11
R. Griffin 84 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 65 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 140 0
R. Griffin 9 6 65 0 13 6
K. Coutee 16 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 51 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 160 1
K. Coutee 7 6 51 1 18 11
W. Fuller 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 278 3
W. Fuller 3 2 15 0 10 1
J. Thomas 83 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 91 0
J. Thomas 1 1 11 0 11 1
J. Akins 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 83 0
J. Akins 2 1 9 0 9 0
T. Ervin 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 12 0
T. Ervin 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Cunningham 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 0 0.0
Z. Cunningham 6-3 0.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 1 0.0
T. Mathieu 6-2 0.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-13 0 0.5
B. McKinney 6-2 0.5 0 0
K. Jackson 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-8 1 0.0
K. Jackson 5-0 0.0 1 0
J. Reid 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 1 0.0
J. Reid 5-1 0.0 1 0
D. Reader 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 2.0
D. Reader 3-1 0.0 0 0
S. Wright 43 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
S. Wright 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 2.5
J. Clowney 2-1 0.5 0 0
J. Watt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 6.0
J. Watt 2-0 1.0 0 0
N. Martin 66 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Martin 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Webster 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Webster 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Webb 5 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Webb 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bademosi 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Bademosi 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Hopkins 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Hopkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Blackson 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 1.0
A. Blackson 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Dunn 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
B. Dunn 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 0 0.0
J. Joseph 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Fairbairn 7 K
13
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 1/1
SEASON FG XP
13/16 10/10
K. Fairbairn 4/5 36 1/1 13
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 53.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 43.6 11
T. Daniel 3 53.3 1 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Ervin 21 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 10.7 27 0
T. Ervin 2 14.5 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 4:57 9 66 FG
5:48 DAL 38 2:38 5 37 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:40 DAL 25 1:43 4 20 Punt
6:00 DAL 25 4:29 10 36 INT
0:02 DAL 2 0:03 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:51 DAL 16 1:59 5 16 TD
9:25 DAL 25 1:31 3 2 INT
5:02 DAL 25 2:31 5 15 Punt
0:57 DAL 15 2:28 4 13 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:31 DAL 25 2:52 5 45 FG
3:25 DAL 45 1:44 3 0 Punt
0:10 DAL 47 0:10 2 0 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:00 DAL 25 4:27 7 33 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:03 HOU 25 4:15 8 45 FG Miss
3:10 HOU 30 4:30 8 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:57 HOU 19 5:57 12 79 FG
1:31 HOU 31 1:28 8 67 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 1:09 3 5 Fumble
11:52 HOU 25 2:26 4 14 Punt
7:55 DAL 29 2:53 8 26 FG
2:31 HOU 24 1:34 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:28 HOU 40 4:58 9 59 FG
5:39 HOU 25 2:14 3 5 Punt
1:41 HOU 10 1:31 7 41 INT
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:33 HOU 10 3:43 8 72 FG