The Cowboys have a great past, superbowl rings, and a ton of fans, and have the title of "America's team". well thats great for them. But, if the Cowboys continue their down slide and the Texans continue to improve I think in a few years the Texans could become "Texas' Team". And control the fan base in Austin, San Antonio, and the rest of the state outside of the DFW area. Why were the Cowboy more popular than the Oilers in Texas? 1. They won superbowl rings. 2. the name "Cowboys" gave pride to the entire state, while Oilers was really only a Houston Only kind of pride. 3. If you are a Texan how can you not root for the Texans? Isn't that written into the law some where? The new name will go a long way. PS: I was at the University of Texas vs University Michigan Rose bowl game and saw several people sporting Texans gear. I saw ZERO people wearing Cowboy gear. Great game BTW.