Dallas (CBS Houston) – Case Keenum was record breaking, well kind of, it’s the preseason. With the number two quarterback position still open for competition the University of Houston product completed 9 of 13 first half passes for 128 yards and one touchdown on the way to a Texans 24-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
With 482 preseason passing yards Keenum surpassed David Carr’s previous record of 441 yards from 2002.
Keenum’s best pass was his final at AT&T Stadium. He delivered a perfectly lofted, 27-yard touchdown pass to Lestar Jean giving the Texans a 14-3 lead heading into halftime.
“Moving the ball and scoring touchdowns is what I want to do and I think we did that for the most part.” said Keenum.
T.J. Yates didn’t miss a beat in the second half throwing for 109 yards and one touchdown. Yates finished the preseason with four touchdown passes to Keenum’s three. Matt Schaub finished with one.
“I know what I can do. I’ve played before, I’ve started games before.” said Yates.
Case Keenum and T.J. Yates may draw the headlines but the Texans defense came to play on Thursday. Wade Phillips’ unit gave up only 178 yards to the Cowboys offense and intercepting one pass.
Rookie tight end Ryan Griffin made his mark hauling in a preseason record 14 passes.
“Wow that’s pretty cool, it’s a good honor but then again it’s the preseason so then again it doesn’t count.” said Griffin.
Not much should be or will be taken from preseason game number four, but the Texans did everything they could to finish on a high note, something they are hoping to accomplish in the regular season.