7 Sad Facts about the NFL in Houston

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From the moment the moment the Houston Oilers left for Tennessee, any expansion team in Houston would be the NFL’s Lesotho, a landlocked southern African nation within the borders of South Africa. That’s the best approximation for the Houston Texans. They’re surrounded by the Dallas Cowboys, seeing as how America’s Team would naturally dominate their capital state.

Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Glenn Foster (74) during the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Instead of being content that they get to have their own AFC South franchise, Houston Texans fans have made games like tonight’s meaningless pre-season contest a “rivalry.” It’s as much of a rivalry as when that skinny kid picked on the big kid in that 2011 viral video from Australia. And in regular season play, when it’s counted, the Cowboys have similarly crushed the competition for a 2-1 series record, and a 7-4 overall record against Houston NFL teams.  (Cowboys are 5-2 in Houston, by the way.)

I’m aware this article is going to press as Alex Tanney is scrambling around trying to make a case to 31 other NFL teams that he’s their huckleberry, but this is a document intended to inspire Dallas Cowboys fans with facts more substantial, more biting, more precise to prove just how pathetic Houston pro football is. Use it in good health.

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  • tj yellow jacket

    Now that’s a good article for people in the lone star state to read!

  • Peach

    Wow, Most of my Cowboy friend fans were/are the ones trying to make it a rivalry. Despite what you say in your article the fact that your entire article is badmouthing the Texans I’d say you want a rivalry as well. Here’s the truth about NFL football in Texas. The Cowboys were 8-8 the last two years while the Texans were in the playoffs…

  • Buck

    WOW!!!!! Sounds like a very bitter Cowgirl fan still living in the glory of successes from many years ago. Currently, the Girls can’t make the playoffs and never will as long as Captain JJ is at the helm of that sinking ship.

  • OMG

    Lame. Texans are 5-5 against the Cowboys in head to head matchups. Let’s compare apples to apples here. The franchise has been building and going in a positive direction since Gary Kubiak came to town.
    Ask the country which team will be in the Super Bowl before the other.. Texans or Cowboys.
    Stop living in the 70s and 90s Cowboy fans.

    • BJ Stewart

      Uhh…check their record against the Cowboys in games that MATTER.

  • brett

    .527 > .525(Garret’s record as Head coach), last I checked.

  • True Cowboys Fan

    As a cowboys fan I don’t get it why would anyone write a article like this its like slapping your little sister around & bragging about it c’mon can we just get along GO COWBOYS!! TRUE COWBOY Fan For Life !!