HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has a knack for creation large plays, either it’s with his arm or his feet.
But after a quarterback took a few too many nonessential hits in a 19-16 overtime win opposite a Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, his teammates wondered if maybe he should dial things behind a bit.
“I be in a crowd revelation him to get down,” receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. “I need him. That’s what we tell him honestly. Don’t take those hits unless we … have to. But he’s a warrior. He wants to get in a finish section each time a round is in his hands.”
Watson threw for 375 yards with a touchdown and an interception and ran 10 times for 40 yards for a Texans, who won in overtime for a second true week.
Houston manager Bill O’Brien concluded with Hopkins that Watson is holding too many blows though combined that he doesn’t wish to cut down on a hits during a cost of changing a approach he plays.
“We’ve got to do a improved pursuit of creation certain that he doesn’t take as many,” O’Brien said. “At a same time, it’s a excellent line since that’s partial of his game. That’s a approach he plays a game.”
“He enjoys that partial of a diversion to be honest with you,” O’Brien continued. “I consider it’s something that we continue to manager and obviously, it’s something we don’t wish an contentment of him removing hit, though infrequently it does happen.”
The Texans were pushing late in a fourth entertain when Xavier Woods intercepted Watson, who threw underneath complicated pressure, with 10 seconds left and returned it 15 yards to give Dallas a round during a 47. Watson was taken down tough by dual defenders on a play and was delayed to get up. He was checked out in a medical tent after that, though returned to chuck a 49-yard pass to Hopkins in overtime that set adult a game-winning margin goal.
He took a outrageous strike progressing when he attempted to hasten for a touchdown nearby a idea line.
“I try to do what’s best for a team,” he said. “I know infrequently what’s best for a group is safeguarding myself, though when we are down there during a idea line and I’m perplexing to get in a finish zone, that’s my mentality. … I’m built to take those hits. I’m going to give all my will and all my courage to try to get a round in a finish zone.”
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Houston defensive finish J.J. Watt had a pouch on Sunday night to give him 6 this season, that is tied for a NFL lead with Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins and Watt’s younger brother, Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt.
Watt has been good in his lapse from blank many of a final dual seasons with injuries and was named AFC defensive actor of a month for Sep final week.
The three-time Defensive Player of a Year pronounced he’s feeling flattering good though still has work to do.
“I’m still operative behind from all and still removing back,” Watt said.
NOWHERE TO RUN
Dallas using behind Ezekiel Elliott finished with a season-low 54 yards rushing on 20 carries. It was a third-lowest sum for Elliott, who entered a diversion heading a NFL in yards rushing.
Cowboys manager Jason Garrett pronounced Houston’s invulnerability done it formidable for Elliott to get anything going.
“They installed it adult in there and did a good pursuit loading adult a front,” he said. “We weren’t unchanging using a football inside, unequivocally via a diversion … Zeke ran hard, a integrate of times, he roughly came out of there, though it was not as unchanging as we’d like it to be.”
Hopkins finished with 151 yards receiving for his third 100-yard receiving diversion this season. His 594 yards receiving this deteriorate leads a NFL. Coach Bill O’Brien raved about what he brings to his offense.
“He’s a playmaker, he’s a good player,” O’Brien said. “We’re always perplexing to get a round in his hands.”