Houston saw one of its starting skill players go down with a serious injury early on Saturday night.
Miller is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The running back will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
On the second offensive play of the game, Miller took a handoff fromDeshaun Watson, ran right and was hit at the knees byCowboysdefensive tackleMaliek Collinsfor a loss. Miller went down in pain immediately, was tended to by trainers and then carted into the locker room.
Miller started 14 games in 2018 for theTexans, racking up 1,136 total yards and six scores on 235 touches. The 28-year-old running back was battling newcomerDuke Johnsonfor starting snaps in Houston’s offense.
After cutting 2017 third-round backD’Onta Foreman, theTexansexecuted a trade for Johnson from theCleveland Browns. The 25-year-old Johnson has since been dealing with a hamstring injury. Also in Houston’s RB room are Higdon,Buddy Howell,Damarea Crockett,Josh Ferguson,Cullen GillaspiaandTaiwan Jones.