NFL’s Lone Star Rivalry

The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans had wildly different seasons last year and if the beginning of the 2014 season is any indication, they are going to experience wildly different seasons again.  Last year, the Cowboys continued their recent pattern of inconsistency, finishing with an 8-8 record and once again falling just short of the playoffs in Week 17.  Meanwhile, the Texans began the season at 2-0, only to lose their next fourteen games, culminating in a final three week stretch where they were able to score only 26 points in Weeks 15-17.

To begin this season, the two Texas teams looked largely different with Dallas laying an egg at home against the San Francisco 49ers and Houston dominating the Washington Redskins at NRG Stadium 17-6.

Before you could even blink, Tony Romo and the Cowboys trailed 21-3, helped by several Cowboy turnovers.  Dallas would trail 28-3 at the half and though they were able to tack on two touchdowns in the second, the game was never truly a contest.LoneStarRivalry2014

On the other hand, Houston capitalized on a 76 yard touchdown strike from Ryan Fitzpatrick to DeAndre Hopkins and a blocked punt return for a touchdown by Alfred Blue to take a 14-6 halftime lead.  Their stout defense led by J.J. Watt did all the rest and held Robert Griffin III to zero touchdowns and only two rushing yards on the day.

That being said, it is a long season and each team’s respective exploits does not mean that they are finished or on the road to the Super Bowl.  Luckily enough, these two teams will meet in Dallas for a Week 5 matchup.  Currently, the median ticket price for Cowboys vs. Texans tickets is $182.50.  Expect that number to increase a bit if both teams can enter the game with winning records.

For fans looking to see Dallas and Houston, here’s the top five reasons grabbing Dallas Cowboys tickets for their matchup against the Texans will be a great purchase.

The Lone Star Rivalry Doesn’t Happen Often

Though these two teams play in the same state, they only get to meet once every four years because they play in different conferences.  Because of that, it will be another four years before these two teams meet again at NRG Stadium in Houston and another eight years for the Texans to make a visit at AT&T Stadium.

First Sunday Afternoon After Baseball

At this point of the year, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will have put the finishing touches on their disappointing 2014 campaigns.  So with no MLB to help entertain you, why not check out the Cowboys and Texans on a nice October afternoon?

Jerry’s World

If you haven’t visited the new Cowboys Stadium, you are missing out. One of the world’s largest high-definition video boards graces the stadium above the field and have recently created a new Stadium App to improve Wi-Fi and also increase crowd participation by allowing fans to take shots of where they are in the stadium and have them posted on the video board.

J. Watt

The newly made 100 million man is an absolute terror on the gridiron and while he may not make Cowboys fans smile much when he’s chasing after Romo, it’s not often that fans will get to see this once-in-a-generation talent take the field.

Proving Ground

At this point in the season, the contenders and the pretenders will begin to start separating themselves from the group.  With question marks riddling both teams, this could be a momentous game for each club and an opportunity to prove they are for real.