Keke Coutee scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. After missing the first three games with a hamstring injury, the rookie wide receiver has come up big for the Texans offense in back-to-back games, catching six passes for 51 yards against the Cowboys.
"Keke is balling," DeAndre Hopkins said Sunday night. "I knew from the first day he came in here he played with confidence, he walked around the building like he's been here before. You wouldn't know he's a rookie if you talked to him. He's mastering this offense. He's further ahead than I was in my first year in this offense. But, that's how great he wants to be."
With 13:45 left in the second quarter against Dallas, Deshaun Watson flipped a pass from the one-yard line to the former Texas Tech wide receiver for the Texans first touchdown of the game. Coutee's score capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive that lasted 4:30. Houston took a 7-6 lead over Dallas with the score.
Coutee, coming off a record-setting NFL debut at Indianapolis, passed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the most receptions (12) through a player's first two NFL games in franchise history. Coutee caught 11 passes against the Colts last week, the most receptions by a player in an NFL debut since 1964. With his Week 5 performance, he also passed Giants RB Saquon Barkley and Bears RB Tarik Cohen for the third-most receptions (17) through a player's first two career games since the AFL/NFL merger, trailing only Earl Cooper (19) and Anquan Boldin (18)
The Texans defeated the Cowboys 19-16 in the overtime win on Sunday night and will next host the Buffalo Bills.
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.