Dylan Cole named One of Four Texans' Captains

Cole joins J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson, Johnathan Joseph as permanent captains

Jeremy Branham
September 11, 2019 - 2:46 pm

USA TODAY

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Dylan Cole entered the NFL in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, and in 2019, he is one of four captains for the Texans.

“Rookie camp tryout a couple of years ago, no money, came in here, he always tells me I had no idea who he was, which isn’t true.  I knew his name was Dylan, I don’t know if I knew his last name when he showed up.  He showed up, and right from the time he got here in rookie mini-camp, he was flying around, doing a real good job.  You could tell he was a great teammate right away.  Works very hard, good guy in the locker room and a real good leader,” Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien said as he announced the four captains for the 2019 season.  

Cole, 25, was simply looking for a chance after his college career at Missouri State, and impressed the Texans enough to give him a shot.  Cole was a factor immediately in his rookie year as he appeared in 12 games, started one and picked off a couple of passes to go along with his 25 tackles and a sack.

A dislocated wrist derailed his 2018 season as he was placed on IR after the Texans’ third game of the year.  Despite the setback, Cole was able to return in Week 13, and ended up playing the final six games of the year.

In addition to Cole, the other three permanent Texans’ captains are; J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson and Johnathan Joseph.