Cowboys lose to the Texans by fifty six percent

Cowboys lose to the Texans by fifty six percent…

Damn. I know the Texans had a better record than the Cowboys did last season, but I did not expect that wide of a margin. And I know damn well a lot of that voting was done by Cowboys haters.


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4 Responses to Cowboys lose to the Texans by fifty six percent

  1. The Soothsayer says:

    Fanatic, if you think there are a lot of Cowboys haters out there now, wait till Dallas starts winning again. And a division title isn’t enough. I’m talking about consistent deep playoff runs, Conference Championship, Super Bowls. And one is never enough. You’ll find out about Cowboys hatred then.

    Maybe I’m nostalgic for the 70s, but I’m telling you back in the day the hatred was palpable and real. After the Kennedy assissination, the players got death threats. Hotel attendants refused to carry their luggage on away games. Shit like that. I truly believe that’s why the NFL was not going to allow the Cowboys to win in the Ice Bowl against Green Bay, or in the playoffs against Cleveland, or in the Super Bowl against Baltimore, or in the Super Bowls against Pittsburg. I watched those games. I was just a kid then, but I know a blatantly bad call by the refs when I see one, and there were several in each of those games. It was a conspiracy if there ever was one.

    See, here’s the thing. Those teams were established old school teams, and the Cowboys then were considered a finesse team. They had their fancy uniforms and their flashy star and their exotic plays. The multiple formation offense, the man in motion, situational subsitution, the shotgun, the deep speed threat, the inside/outside Flex defense–all innovations made by Tom Landry–Dallas was not one of these pound and ground it out teams from a working class town, like Green Bay, Cleveland, Baltimore, Pittsburg. The Cowboys were mocked and hated, but eventually they won, became America’s Team.

    Now, the Conference Championship against San Francisco in 94, that wasn’t so much about Cowboys hatred as it was about Jerry Jones hatred. There was no way the NFL was going to allow him to win three Super Bowls in a row. The proof is in the fact that they changed the award ceremony before the game so the 49ers could be awarded the trophy at home.

    Anyway, I have a lot of relatives in Houston. When the Texans won their innaugural game against the Cowboys, you wouldn’t believe the phone calls. And when Dallas failed to make the playoffs last year and Houston won their first playoff game, with the third string quarterback no less, oh my God, the abuse I had to endure. That lasted a week.

    Football is real big down here in Texas. I’m sure it’s big up in New York too, but not this big. The Texans are a team on the rise. They were a joke for a decade, but now they’re finally winning. Whereas the Cowboys appear to be mired in mediocrity. So it doesn’t surprise me in the least they lost this poll.

    Houston could make some noise in the AFC this year. Dallas has a tougher row to hoe in the NFC, but they could turn this thing around. However, when these two teams meet, it’s Katie bar the door. We call it the Governor’s Bowl. And there is no team the Texans want to beat more than the Cowboys. Same for every other team I suppose.

    Dallas has to win eighteen Super Bowls just to get to the Super Bowl. Houston only has to win one to be the pride of Texas.

  2. Glenn says:

    A lot of history there Soothsayer and I remember those years. This poll has a little of everything mentioned but also people see the defenses of each team. Familiar defensive coordinator. The Texans finished ranked 2nd in the NFL after switching to the 3-4 with no OTA’s and without Mario WIlliams most of the season. What does that tell us about the difference of the 2 teams? One defense was filled with talented and capable players and the other team was old & slow with only 2 top level talents. Same exact scheme, same exact coach! When I saw the question go up on NFLN, I sunk my head because I knew the offenses were both productive, but the defenses were night and day. One sees the sunshine, one was in the dark. I love my Boys but I couldn’t put them ahead of a team that was solid on both sides of the ball. Their defense was so good, so dominant, they won a playoff game with their #3 QB! Take off the fan hat for a minute. The Texans are being conceded their division being as weak as it is. Free ride so to speak to the playoffs, it’s not the NFC East which is just brutal every year.

    Offensively, we have the better overall QB, but they whip us in the running game. They can run when they want and wherever. No issues in goal line, no problems 3rd and 1. Two running backs, the 2nd guy had almost 1000 yards. Between the 2 of theirs I bet they come close to having 3x the number of rushing TD’s. They built a top team now that the Colts are Peytonless. We haven’t done nearly as well in developing players to fill out the roster.

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