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Tailgate
09-23-2010, 10:26 PM
Plenty of front page stuff right now on espn.com. I wish I could post the cartoon...

www.espn.com

Here is the main article...

Texans overtake big brother Cowboys By Roy S. Johnson
Special to ESPN.com
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He's still got the best stadium in sports.

And his team's unis are pretty cool, too.

He's still got the Ring of Honor and the history made by the iconic figures who've coached and played there.

He's still got the star. And he's still got the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

But Jerry Jones, for the first time ever, no longer has the baddest NFL team in the state of Texas.

That would be the Houston Texans.

That's right, the eyes of Texas are not upon the Boys. The team named for the state now owns the state. Or at least bragging rights.

And those rights will be stamped, validated and deep-fried when the 2-0 Texans put a whuppin' on the 0-2 Cowboys in Sunday's shootout at Reliant Stadium.

That sound you hear? It would be Jerry Jones' head exploding.

Early-season NFL encounters don't usually mean much more than a W or an L. Even at 0-3, a team can recover and reach the playoffs, though it's only happened five times in league history ('81 Jets, '82 Buccaneers, '92 Chargers '95 Lions and '98 Bills).

By contrast, 3-0 teams are almost shoo-ins. Since the league expanded to 12 playoff teams in 1990, more than 75 percent of the 3-0s qualified for the after-party.

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