It was a night to remember for Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
The coach was asked to lead the Cowboys past the Houston Texans in his first game back since suffering a concussion in Week 1, and he delivered.
It was his first time playing in the Superdome since the 2010 season, and Garrett’s first time at home.
He also has never won a championship.
“The biggest thing that I remember is that I went out and got a lot of respect for myself, and I was able to perform in a way that I wanted to perform,” Garrett said.
“And it was the best I’ve ever done.
I felt like I was getting better.
I felt like the confidence I had.
I feel like I know what I can do with the guys that I’ve been around.
I’ve had guys that have been here a long time that have had success and that have come in.
I didn’t have a chance to show what I was capable of.
I had a lot to prove.”
Garrett’s team is 6-4 and heading to the AFC Championship Game.
The team will need to improve on its record against Houston in Week 4 to make it in the wild-card round, and it is 4-7 this season against teams in the AFC West.
The Cowboys are 6-2 against the AFC in regular-season play, including 5-2 in the playoffs.
The Texans (7-3) won their first game against the Cowboys in the 2016 season finale in Dallas.
The two teams have not met since.
The Cowboys beat Houston in the last meeting in 2017.
Garrett’s team won 27-23 in the season opener at AT&T Stadium.
Dallas is 5-3 against teams with winning records this season, including 6-3 over the past six weeks.
The Patriots are 4-4 against teams currently in the NFC.
The Eagles (3-4) are 5-1 against teams that have not made the playoffs this season.