Two of the NFL’s greatest Latino players of all-time take center stage on Sunday when the Texans travel to the house that Jerry built to tackle the Cowboys. The Cowboys are looking to win their 4th straight after an impressive three-game winning streak following an opening day blowout loss against the 49ers.

The Cowboys have found their success on the field thanks to their new found running game led by standout back DeMarco Murray who is looking for his 4th straight outstanding rushing performance. The Cowboys lead the NFL with an average of 165 yards on the ground per game, and Murray leads the NFL with 534 individual rushing yards on the year.

Murray joined Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson, and Emmitt Smith as the only players with at least 100 yards and one touchdown in their first four games. Murray is also leading the league with an average of 24.8 carries per game.

The Houston Texans will look to reignite their offense as star Latino running back, Arian Foster, says he’s feeling better after injuring his hamstring two weeks ago. Foster admitted he was not 100 percent last week against Buffalo as he rushed for just six yards on eight carries. Foster is still questionable to play, but Texans head coach Bill O’Brien believes he will suit up.

Foster, whose mother is Mexican-American is one of the best Latino players in NFL history. He won the rushing title with the Texans in 2010, and has accounted for almost 5,000 yards from scrimmage and over 30 TDS in the past few years.

“We have to keep making sure that we stick the run in there. We can’t just throw it 55 or 60 times a game and get away with that,” coach O’Brien said. “We’ve got to figure out how to run the ball better from a coaching standpoint and from a playing standpoint.”

The Texans (3-1) have the same record as the Cowboys and have been relying heavily on their defense so far in the season. Led by J.J. Watt, who returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown last week, the Texans come into Arlington looking to prove they are the best team in Texas.

The Cowboys are lead by Hispanic quarterback, Tony Romo, whose grandparents are both from Mexico. Romo was great last week against New Orleans, completing 22 of 29 passes for 262 yards and three TDs.

“I think what you find that is that we are consistently doing the same things each week, and in the past we aren’t able to do that,” Romo told the media last week.

The Cowboys can’t overlook the Texans as they look to make the playoffs this year for the first time in three years. In addition to Romo the Cowboys also feature Latino players Ray Dominguez and Gavin Escobar.

“We can’t look the success get to our heads,” said Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. “We have to take it game by game, practice by practice and day by day. If we that, there’s no telling what can happen.”

The two Texas teams last met in 2010, when Dallas defeated their inner-state rivals 27-13 in Houston. Foster rushed for 106 yards in that game, while Romo threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns.

My Prediction: 27-20 Cowboys

Betting Odds Courtesy of

Houston Texans +6   /   +240 Moneyline
Dallas Cowboys -6   /   -280 Moneyline
Over/Under: 47