News: ESPN MacMahon: Cowboys need to erase bitter taste

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  1. WoodysGirl

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    Week 3 stumble to Texans would be harder to swallow than preseason vanilla loss

    [IMG] By Tim MacMahon

    IRVING, Texas -- Let's get all the excuses for the Dallas Cowboys' lopsided preseason loss to the Houston Texans out of the way:

    • The Cowboys' game plan had as much flair and creativity as a typical Wade Phillips news conference. The term used over and over around Valley Ranch was "vanilla," but that's an insult to a fine flavor.

    • Houston was the final stop on a five-week, seven-city training camp/marketing tour odyssey for the Cowboys. Players shouldn't have been physically worn out after a week full of walkthroughs, but they appeared more concerned with welcome-home party plans than a meaningless preseason game.

    • Oh, but the Texans certainly didn't consider it meaningless. Man, those folks in Houston take the Governor's Cup seriously! There's a school of thought that the quest for state supremacy serves as serious motivation for the Texans, and perhaps it goes even further than that. "Before you know it, they're going to be trying to claim that they're America's Team," Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant said.

    • Bryant and five starters -- left guard Kyle Kosier, right tackle Marc Colombo, defensive end Marcus Spears, inside linebacker Keith Brooking and strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh -- didn't play in the preseason dress rehearsal because of injuries. (Bryant is nursing a slight rib injury, but they'll all be available for Sunday's return game against the Texans.)

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  2. te0002

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    It's prety surreal to think the Dallas Cowboys need to beat the Houston Texans to salvage their season.

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