Did Stefon Diggs Trade Make Houston Texans 'Best Team in Texas' Over Dallas Cowboys?

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith believes that the Houston Texans have taken the lead as the "best team in Texas" over the Dallas Cowboys.
Jan 7, 2024; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) looks on
Jan 7, 2024; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) looks on / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans entered the 2024 off-season with a strong desire to build upon the success of 2023. They exceeded their subpar expectations by winning 10 games while advancing to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

As a result, the Texans have spent the entire off-season revamping their roster, with the free agency signing of Danielle Hunter and landing running back Joe Mixon in a trade from the Cincinnati Bengals.

But Wednesday morning, the Texans made their most significant roster move of the off-season by acquiring All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a trade from the Buffalo Bills.

The move has catapulted the Texans into championship contention. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith not only believes that Houston has become a threat in the AFC. But Smith also feels that the Texans have overtaken the Dallas Cowboys as the best team in Texas.

"They’ve got a younger quarterback, they have the better coach and these brothers ain’t going to cost $60 million against your cap right now," Smith said on ESPN's First Take. "You’ve got to pay CeeDee Lamb. You’ve got to pay Dak Prescott. You’ve got to figure out a way to pay Micah Parsons. And all the Houston Texans are doing is saying, ‘Howdy. We’re here. And our focus is on the right things.'"

The Cowboys have been in championship contention since 2021, which began the first of three consecutive seasons of posting 12 wins. But despite their success, Dallas has not advanced to the NFC Championship game since 1995, the franchise's last Super Bowl title.

Since the Texans' conception in 2002, Houston has recorded more playoff victories than their I-45 rivals with five postseason wins. The Cowboys have recorded four.

Coty Davis