It didn't mean much for the Texans. They trailed 41-0 at the time, which was the score at halftime. Houston ended up losing 44-26.
The Dolphins set a franchise record for most points in a half with their 41-0 halftime lead, breaking a 48-year-old mark. Miami's previous record for a half was 35 in 1967.
Clowney has played in 10 games for the Texans since they made him the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2014.
He missed almost all of his rookie season, playing only parts of four games, as he worked through a torn lateral meniscus and lateral articular cartilage damage.
This season, Clowney missed one game. He was inactive against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week with a sprained ankle. Clowney was questionable for Sunday's game as he worked back from the ankle injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.