Texans top Cowboys; backup QB job up for grabs

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Case Keenum and T.J. Yates each threw a touchdown pass in their battle for the backup quarterback job, and Cierre Wood and Dennis Johnson combined for 187 rushing yards, leading the Houston Texans past the Dallas Cowboys 24-6 in a preseason finale Thursday night.

Keenum directed touchdown drives of 87 and 80 yards, the latter capped by a 27-yard TD pass to Lestar Jean. Yates, the backup to Matt Schaub the past two seasons, threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Andy Cruse and led another drive to a field goal.

Alex Tanney was under pressure and struggled in his bid to get Dallas to keep a third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. Tanney was 17-of-31 passing for 177 yards with an interception.

Wood had 107 rushing yards, and Johnson had 79 yards and one TD.

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