After an interception against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, Kareem Jackson solidified his place in Texans history. Jackson, now in his ninth season, became the team's all-time leader for the most career interceptions in franchise history.
"It's one of those things you think about a little later on down the line," Jackson said of his interception record. "For me able to get these interceptions, it's all about the team. So, anything I can do. Tonight, was in the right place at the right time. Tip ball and I was able to get a pick."
With 1:41 left in the second quarter, Jackson picked off Dak Prescott's pass, intended for Tavon Austin, at the Houston 20-yard line. Jackson caught the pass and added an 11-yard return before being pushed out of bounds at the Texans 31-yard line.
Jackson finished with five total tackles (five solo), one interception, one tackle for loss and two passes defensed. He tallied his fifth pass defensed of the season and the 76th of his NFL career (2010-18). Jackson's 76 career passes defensed are the second-most in Texans history, trailing only CB Johnathan Joseph (97).
"He's always been our army swiss knife, do whatever you ask him," Joseph said. "He's tough, he's smart, communicates. That sums it up for him and you know, he can play the dime, the nickel, cornerback, safety. There's not many guys in the league that can do that so he adds a lot of value to this team and he brings it every week. He's tough, he plays through injuries, fights to compete and that's the guy I go to war with every day of the week."
After registering his second tackle for loss of the season and now has 19 tackles for loss in his NFL career (2010-18)
The Houston Texans are prepped and ready to take on the Cowboys at home for the first time in the regular season in eight years.