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Looking to build on first win of season, Texans prepare for SNF showdown with Cowboys

Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Deshaun Watson runs for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (2018 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Texans players had Monday off after getting an overtime win in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Head coach Bill O’Brien spoke about the first win of the season and areas he saw improvement.

“Offensively, I think we moved the ball, did a little bit better in the red area, were much better on third down. I think we were 50 percent on third down. We had some explosive plays, plays that gain 20 yards or more. And, on special teams, I think we play solid on special teams,” he said.

The criticism of the Texans offensive line continued after quarterback Deshaun Watson was sacked seven times against the Colts, but O’Brien said it wasn’t all on the line.

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“I would say, to be honest with you, the offensive line is probably only responsible for two of those sacks. I think the other five came from missing some assignments here and there at other positions, so I think there’s a lot to build on but there’s –- just, again, it’s all about improvement and how can we improve between now and Sunday to play very well against a very good Cowboy team,” he said.

O’Brien also provided important injury updates, Will Fuller IV, who left the game with a hamstring injury will be day to day.

Cornerback Aaron Colvin left the game with a severe ankle injury that could cause him to miss significant time.

“I don’t know that right now. It sounds like he could possibly play again this year, but I’m not definitive about that right now,” O'Brien said.