Arian Foster was big on the Texans' first touchdown drive of the contest.
He ran five times on the six-play scoring possession, capping it with a 15-yard burst that put the Texans on top, 7-3.
The play before, though, was the big gainer of the drive. He rumbled 33 yards on a 2nd-and-6 at the Cowboys' 48 yard line.
All told, he peeled off runs of 5, 2, 4, 33 and 15 yards on the possession. The only non-Foster run was a 12 yard completion from Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins.
The Texans marched 71 yards and chewed 3:22 off the game clock.
It was Foster's second touchdown of the season.