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    Default How Bout Those Cowboys

    TEXANS need I say more!


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    HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans will have state bragging
    rights over the Dallas Cowboys until the teams meet again - in four
    years.
    The Texans' improbable 19-10 victory on Sunday in front of a
    raucous crowd of 69,604 made them the only expansion team other
    than the 1961 Minnesota Vikings to win their first NFL game.

    "The No. 1 thing that I got from the game was that football had
    not been here for six years and these fans were whooping and
    hollering and it was a great, happy time for them," cornerback
    Aaron Glenn said Monday.
    Coach Dom Capers didn't have enough game balls to go around for
    this one. He presented each player with a game ball and wanted to
    give one to each of the fans who created such noise that they even
    interfered with the Texans' offensive calls.
    "We are learning along with our fans," said rookie quarterback
    David Carr, who threw two touchdown passes. "When we got down to
    the end zone, they were screaming as loud as ever. I wasn't going
    to tell them to be quiet."
    The Texans were still in a jovial mood Monday, and that's just
    the way offensive tackle Tony Boselli wanted them. Boselli watched
    the game in street clothes because of his injured left shoulder.
    "Tuesday will come soon enough," he said. "I told everyone to
    enjoy it and don't forget it when we come back to work on
    Wednesday. Then we can work even that much harder."
    Capers was among the few interested in talking about the nuts
    and bolts of the victory. Others were too busy celebrating.
    "I thought we played the game that we had to play to win the
    football game," Capers said. "It was a game of field position and
    we came out early and were very aggressive on offense in terms of
    throwing the ball up field.
    "Our fans were tremendous. They really helped us."
    Houston capitalized on mistakes by the Cowboys, including the
    Texans' first offensive play of the game when Dallas' Bryant
    Westbrook was flagged for pass interference at the Cowboys 21. It
    set up Houston's first score.
    "Our veterans have to show the rooks that we aren't going to
    back down," said Glenn, who was taken by the Texans in the
    expansion draft after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the
    New York Jets. "If you show them, the rookies will get on your
    back and ride that wave and sometimes they might ride it higher
    than you."
    Carr, one of five rookie starters, didn't have big numbers in
    his first game as a pro. But he did have courage.
    Carr was sacked six times and still had grit in the fourth
    quarter when he hit Corey Bradford with a 65-yard touchdown pass
    that broke a 10-10 tie and all but sealed the Cowboys' fate.
    "I told the guys today to look at the tape and enjoy it and
    learn from it," Capers said. "When we come back here on Wednesday
    our total focus has to be on one thing, this game is over.
    "We've got to look forward to making a lot of improvement
    because we've got to go to San Diego and play a good San Diego
    team."
    When Wednesday arrives, the players probably will listen. First,
    they felt like strutting.
    "It means our fans have bragging rights for another four years
    until we play again," defensive end Gary Walker said. "Don't talk
    the talk if you can't walk the walk. We should have beaten them by
    a lot more than we did."

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