A Week 5 matchup on Sunday Night Football between the Texans (1-3) and Cowboys (2-2) is slated for NRG Stadium. Cowboys' head coach Jason Garrett, and a few players shared their thoughts on the Texans, as you can see below.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on DE J.J. Watt and OLB Jadeveon Clowney: "Just an immense amount of respect for those guys. Two elite, elite players. They can really disrupt a game. Can affect everything you're trying to do offensively, in the run game and the pass game. Hard to block those guys, 1-on-1. You have to have a plan for them."
Garrett on QB Deshaun Watson: "Highly regarded guy around the League. Easy to see why. He's made a huge impact on them. He's so athletic. He's so dynamic with the ball in his hands. He can beat you from the pocket. He can beat you out of the pocket with his feet out of the pocket when he buys time and throws the ball all over the field."
Garrett on the rivalry between the Texans and Cowboys: "I think it's a great rivalry. Obviously, football is big in the state of Texas and we're the two teams that are playing pro football. We have great respect for their organization, for their coaches and for their team. Excited about the challenge this week."
Right tackle La'el Collins on Watt: "He's definitely one of the best in the league," Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins said. "He's definitely a guy you have to accommodate for on the field. He does a lot of different things. You just have to beat him to the punch but he's definitely a helluva player."
Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin on Clowney: "When you see him on tape, he checks all the boxes for the measurables. An extremely good rusher. Definitely a guy we're going to have to have our eyes on and account for."
Martin on the Texans defense: "It's going to be a good test for us across the board. They've got a very talented defense. Especially up front."
Defensive end Tyrone Crawford on Watson: "The most impressive thing about him is just being able to do the things he does at such a young age. I feel like he sees the defense pretty well. He reads defenses well, by the looks of it."
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 6/14/2021)