Running back Lamar Miller hurt on second play as Texans fall to Cowboys

Deshaun Watson didn’t get the longer preseason look he wanted against the host Dallas Cowboys.

The Houston Texans couldn’t get their quarterback off the field fast enough, especially after running back Lamar Miller was injured on the second play.

Watson didn’t return for a second series after getting dropped twice in three plays. The first play wasn’t a sack because of defensive holding, the second was and resulted in a fumble — the first of four Houston turnovers in a 34-0 exhibition loss to the Cowboys on Saturday.

Miller was carted off after defensive tackle Maliek Collins slammed into his left leg at the line of scrimmage in what figures to be Miller’s only carry of the preseason. There was no immediate update on Miller’s status.

Dallas’ Dak Prescott scrambled and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup.

• Dalvin Cook had an 85-yard touchdown run for host Minnesota during a 20-9 victory by the Vikings over the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona rookie Kyler Murray, the first overall pick in the draft, was 14-for-21 for 137 yards.

• Drew Brees threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas to cap his only drive in his preseason debut, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the host New York Jets 28-13.

• Linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe and safety Deon Bush each had scores as the Chicago Bears beat the host Indianapolis Colts 27-17.

Banned: Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks was suspended for the first game of the season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.

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