Loss will be tough for Cowboys to swallow

The Cowboys tried to say the right things, but this loss will be tough for them to get over.

Updated: September 9, 2002, 2:55 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- There must have been some sort of esoteric beauty in the scrap heap of athletic tape, elastic bandages and braces that littered the floor of the Dallas Cowboys' locker room here late Sunday night.

How else to explain all those players camped in front of their locker stalls, heads lowered, eyes riveted to the carpet?

Oh, yeah, that embarrassing 19-10 loss to the expansion Houston Texans, right? Yeah, that might explain why many of the Dallas players looked like zombies in ...

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