On This Day in Sports History…The Cowboys Lose to an Expansion Team!

In 2002 the NFL divisions realigned from 3 divisions in each conference to 4 divisions in each conference. All of this was done to make room for an expansion franchise, the Houston Texans.

The Texans were the first football team in Houston since the Oilers left the city in 1997. The city of Houston was ready for a football team and in their first ever game on September 8th 2002, David Carr and company delivered. They beat their in-state rivals, the Cowboys, that day. The rest of season however, was not so nice for the Texans. They finished their inaugural season at 4-12 which fucking blows, but football was back in Houston for the first time in 5 years!

David Carr threw 2 TDs and the defense had 3 sacks to go along with a pick and a forced fumble on the day. They held the Cowboys to 10 points in the franchise opening win.

The Texans did not have any stars but that is to be expected for an expansion team. They steadily got better over the years and they are currently a force to be reckoned with.

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