Jeff Heath not happy with performance

ARLINGTON, Texas – If Jeff Heath makes the Cowboys’ final roster on Saturday, maybe then he will smile.

The undrafted rookie safety was not pleased after Thursday’s 24-6 loss to the Houston Texans.

“This is fresh right now, so this is going to hurt for a while,” Heath said.

Heath started at free safety and was credited with five tackles against the Texans, but Houston’s 120 yards rushing in the first quarter could not escape Heath’s mind.

“They really just took it to us in the run game,” Heath said. “They were more physical than us, and myself especially in the first half; we were not setting the edge very well. They were able to take advantage of it.”

Heath has caught the Cowboys’ attention for most of the summer. Despite his view that he had a poor outing, he could still earn one of the final roster spots. He has played on the top special-team units for the past three games, in part because of injury, but also because he earned the coaches’ trust.

“It’s up to the coaches,” Heath said. “I wish I could’ve played better this game.”