Aside from being the most valuable franchise in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys have a proud championship tradition with five Super Bowls.
However, they haven’t won one since 1995 which is also the last time they reached the NFC Championship Game.
Since then, the Cowboys have won only four playoff games in 15 tries.
They had a golden opportunity last season after winning the NFC East but lost to the San Francisco 49ers at home during the Wild Card Round.
In contrast, the Houston Texans have fallen on hard times after the exodus of their top talent.
They finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 mark which is their second consecutive losing season.
But if recent NFL history is to be examined, the Texans have done better than their intrastate rivals over the last decade.
Winning seasons by Texas teams since 2012:
7 – Texans
5 – Cowboys
Trips to playoffs:
6 – Texans
4 – Cowboys
4 – Texans
2 – Cowboys
— Sharp Football Analysis (@SharpFBAnalysis) July 19, 2022
Sharp Football Analysis revealed that since 2012, the Texans have seven winning seasons compared to the Cowboys’ five.
Moving along, the Texans have six playoff appearances while the Cowboys only have four.
Finally, Dallas only has two playoff wins while the Texans have four.
Furthermore, the Cowboys’ two victories were decided by an average of three points.
Regular Season Dominance Is Superficial
Comparing the regular season records of both teams has the Cowboys leading 16 wins over the Texans, 90-74.
However, those wins don’t matter if they can’t back it up during the playoffs.
At least the Texans had more success when they made the postseason.
In contrast, the Cowboys lost to an injured Jimmy Garoppolo last season.
That 2021 team could have done much more because they had the pieces in place.