Texans notebook: Team in good health


After the Texans' final practice of the week on Friday, Texans coach Gary Kubiak reported that his team is in good health heading into Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

No players are listed as out our doubtful on the injury report this week. Wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle) is the only player listed as questionable, but the four-time Pro Bowler is a virtual lock to play.

"If there are no setbacks or anything, he should be good to go," Kubiak said. "I don't think there's any reason he's not there."

Seven Texans players are listed as probable. Among them is cornerback Antwaun Molden (ankle), who has yet to play this season and "looks like he should be available," per Kubiak.

Tight end James Casey (ankle) also was listed as probable after participating fully in practice on Thursday and Friday.

"James looked good yesterday," Kubiak said. "He's fighting through it, so we'll check him before the game and we'll see, but all signs look pretty good."

Right frame of mind
Kubiak said that he's happy with his team's focus this week amidst all the excitement from fans and hype from the media about playing against the Cowboys.

"I think we've kind of just grown up from that standpoint," he said. "We understand who we're playing and how big a game it is, but regardless of who we're playing, we're going to have to play well.

"I think we're disappointed in how we played last week as a football team, but yet we won a great game. So we know we've got to clean that up. Our focus has been there."

Quotable"I haven't the slightest idea. I don't know what he means by that, but I know they're a very talented football team and they've been through some ups and downs... He's always saying something crazy, out of the norm, so that's pretty expected."
- WR Andre Johnson, on if he knows what WR Jacoby Jones meant when he compared the 0-2 Cowboys to a "pregnant possum backed into a corner" earlier this week (none of Johnson's teammates were able to explain that one to the media, either)

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