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August 30, 2013

Texans roll over Cowboys in preseason finale

ARLINGTON, Texas — Case Keenum and T.J. Yates each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the backup job, and Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson combined for 187 yards rushing, leading lead the Houston Texans past the Dallas Cowboys 24-6 in a preseason finale Thursday night.

Keenum directed touchdown drives of 87 and 80 yards, the latter capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lestar Jean.

Yates, the backup to Matt Schaub the past two seasons, threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Andy Cruse and led another drive to a field goal.

Alex Tanney was under pressure and struggled in his bid get Dallas to keep a third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. He was 17 of 31 for 177 yards with an interception.

Wood had 107 yards rushing, and Johnson had 79 yards and a touchdown.

Keenum mostly handed off on an 87-yard scoring drive in the first quarter highlighted by a 29-yard run from Johnson, who went the final 5 yards for the score.

After the Cowboys slowed the run, Keenum beat them with the pass, completing 4 of 5 for 71 yards on an 80-yard drive to the second touchdown directed by the former University of Houston star.

He spent last season on the practice squad after leaving UH as the NCAA’s all-time leading passer.

Keenum’s scoring toss to Jean came after linebacker DeVonte Holloman was called for holding on fourth-and-1 when he grabbed Johnson as he was running past him in the flat.

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