HOUSTON -- The Cowboys' season is on the brink at Reliant Stadium today when they take on the Texans.
If the Cowboys lose, you can bet the season is bascially over. And the AFC South might have a new king in the Texans.
Here's what's happening.
Cowboys (0-2) update: The Cowboys had a player's-only meeting on Monday and made changes to their practice schedule and how they conducted things. Whether this works won't be determined until late this afternoon. There are some health issues with the club, including cornerback Mike Jenkins who has a bruised knee. Jenkins said he didn't go full speed in practice and hopes to before the game. We expect him to play. The Cowboys running game has struggled. They are near the bottom in the league in rushing and have only gone to the right side eight times this season, lowest in the league. Also, Dallas is minus four in the turnover ratio department and have given up a combined 13 points off turnovers.
Texans (2-0) update: After beating up the Colts in Week 1, the Texans had to rally to beat the Redskins last week. Quarterback Matt Schaub threw for 497 yards in the victory. Houston leads the NFL in scoring, total offense and ranks second in run defense. There is some bad news. Starting left tackle Duane Brown was suspended four games for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing drugs. Rashard Butler will replace him. On the injury front, wide receiver Andre Johnson is playing with a sprained ankle and defensive end Mario Williams has a groin problem. Both are expected to play. ESPN's Ed Werder reports defensive end Antonio Smith suffered vertigo symptoms and went to the hospital on Saturday. He's expected to play.
Officials: Referee-Carl Cheffers, Umpire-Undrey Wash, Head Linesman-Kent Payne, Line judge-Darryll Lewis, Field judge-Boris Cheek, Side judge-Barry Anderson, Back judge--Todd Prukoop and Replay-Larry Nemmers.
Scouts scheduled to attend: Oakland and Tennessee.