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Saturday will be a historic day for Texas NFL teams

Posted at 2:29 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:29:03-05

Brace yourself for a history-making day involving the two Texas NFL teams on Saturday.

For the first time ever, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans will have a playoff game on the same day.

The No. 3 seeded Texans, the champions of the AFC South Division, will meet No. 6 seed Indianapolis at 3:35 p.m. at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The two teams split their earlier meetings this season. Houston claimed a 37-34 overtime triumph in Indianapolis on Sept. 30. The Colts claimed a 24-21 triumph in Houston on Dec. 9 to snap the Texans’ team-record nine-game winning streak.

And the No. 4 seeded Cowboys, champions of the NFL East, hook up with the No. 5 seeded Seattle Seahawks in the 7:15 p.m. game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Seahawks won the earlier meeting this season with a 24-13 home triumph on Sept. 23.

The Cowboys will be making their 33rd trip to the playoffs in team history. The team will claim the lead among NFL teams with its game Saturday night, its 62nd playoff game. It is currently tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers with 61 playoff games.

Dallas has a 34-27 record with a .557 winning percentage that ranks seventh on the NFL historical list.

The Texans will be making their fifth playoff appearance. Houston has a 3-4 historical playoff record (.429 winning percentage) that is tied for 23rd with Tennessee.

The Cowboys are listed as a 2½-point favorite against the Seahawks. And the Texans are also a 2½-point pick after the early line started with them as 2-point favorites, according to

It will be only the second season when both the Cowboys and Texans made the playoffs at the same time. The only previous season was 2016.