Chris Polk returned to Dallas as a Texan, after spending three seasons with the Cowboys' division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. Polk scored Houston's first touchdown of the night, on the final drive of the first half to give the Texans a 7-0 lead heading into halftime.
"That was all Tommy (Savage)," Polk said of the scoring play. "They brought a blitz. The person who was supposed to cover me was in there blitzing. So I really thought for a second, that he wouldn't see me. Then I saw the ball go up and I said, 'YES' as I caught it."
Polk, who admitted he's his harshest critic, felt he still left a lot of plays on the field in the team's 21-14 preseason loss to the Cowboys. Polk had 10 carries for 24 yards and caught 4-of-4 passes thrown his way for 37 yards and the touchdown.
"I thought he ran hard," head coach Bill O'Brien said after the game. "He's had a hard training camp. He's run hard the whole camp. He's caught the ball well. He's picked up our offense well. I thought he did a good job."