Wild Card Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans

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There seems to be a lot of trash talk going on this week between Texan and Cowboys fans. (Over a PRE-SEASON game I might add). I understand that they want their team to win, but this is reaching extreme levels. Levels that are normally reserved for fierce rivalries with a long tradition.

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This is not that game. The Texans and Cowboys have played a grand total of FOUR regular season games.

2002 the Texans won their inaugural game 19-10.

2006 the Cowboys evened the series with a 34-6 win.

2010 the Cowboys rolled to an easy 27-13 triumph.

2014 the Cowboys squeezed out a 20-17 victory.

None of them had championship or playoff implications. THREE. That’s it.

As a Cowboy fan I don’t get it. I have no feelings toward the Texans until we actually play them. I can’t say the same for Texans fans because they get gleeful, damn near giddy, when ANY team beats the Cowboys or Tony Romo throws a pick to end a game.

The Giants, Eagles, Skins, Niners and Steelers those are the Cowboys rivals. No more. No less.

If you are a TRUE Texan fan you know that your actual rival is the Tennessee Titans. Because that was YOUR team! It’s just the Oilers masquerading as a team with new uniforms. Only a rival would make Andre Johnson go off like this.

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Subtract the game to find the real rivalry. This is about two cities that don’t care for one another Houston and Dallas. Not two football teams.

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