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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Governor's Cup will take a year off

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

DANA POINT, Calif. -- One of the most storied preseason matchups in the league will be interrupted in 2009. The Cowboys and Texans will take a season off due to a scheduling conflict that doesn't make a lot of sense.

Houston owner Bob McNair, the best-dressed executive at the NFL owners' meeting (if you like linen), said the rivalry will resume in 2010. He'd also like to see it become a regular-season matchup if the schedule is expanded to 18 games -- as several owners are hoping.

"With the rotation of the schedule, I don't know if you could do that," McNair said, "but that's something we would be very interested in."

Something tells me that Cowboys fans wouldn't be overly excited about a regular-season matchup with the Texans. Even though the teams are in the same state, there's no real rivalry -- unless you talk to Texans fans. If I'm wrong, let me know in the "comments" section.