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Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled, team returning to Houston

Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled, team returning to Houston”

The NFL has canceled a Thursday night preseason game between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, according to multiple reports.

The Texans might have Thursday night's preseason game moved from NRG, but they expect to host Jacksonville on September 10 as scheduled.

"We've got several members of our travel party - our coaches, our players, our staff members - whose families have been evacuated", general manager Rick Smith said. All tickets would cost $25, and all proceeds would be donated to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.

There were discussions on whether to also cancel Thursday night's game between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the Saints announced the game will go on as scheduled.

"Football's obviously important, but I think the most important thing right now is doing everything we can for our city", O'Brien said.

"We've upped the goal to $10 million because everything is bigger in Texas", he said.

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The Texans had an opportunity to go home and tend to their families, so that's what they did. "The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey".

Usually Houston is watching the Texans, but these days of catastrophic flooding and evacuations, the Texans have been watching Houston.

"I think it's the right decision", Watt said.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rolled out the red carpet for the Texans at his practice facility, The Star, in Frisco.

Texans defensive end J.J. It's bigger than any of us. "Everybody here is most concerned about their families, friends, the City of Houston". As of Wednesday morning, Watt and his fans have raised $5.1 million. Watt started a fundraiser at YouCaring.com/JJWatt on Sunday.



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