Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien walks up the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL pre-season football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Saturday Aug. 26 2017 in New Orleans. ( Brett Coomer  Houston C

Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has been canceled, both teams announced.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo wrote on Twitter that the game was cancelled so Texans players could return home to Houston to help out and be with their families.

"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.

"It is what it is", Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus told the Houston Chronicle when asked about the team being forced to relocate temporarily to Dallas following the Texans' game in New Orleans against Saints on Saturday night. "The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey".

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"We told our team at the outset of the week that it might be a amusing week given the circumstances that they're going through down in Houston", Garrett said.

According to the Cowboys, fans who have already purchased tickets may have their money refunded.

Zero tickets were listed Wednesday morning. The proceeds from Thursday's game were slated to go to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

DALLAS, TX- The Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys were scheduled to play their final preseason game of 2017 on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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"We're going to dedicate this season to the city of Houston, the people of Houston", he said.

"I think it's the right decision", Watt said of the decision to cancel the game.

"We just want everybody to stay safe, come out of this on the other end, and we will come back stronger", star defensive lineman J.J. Watt said. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fund had raised more than $6.3 million and Watt also raised the goal of the fundraiser to $10 million.

Watt set up a page on YouCaring.com and upped his goal of $500,000 in funds for flood relief after raising $200,000 in two hours.

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- Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 28, 2017.@CJonesAnderson announced that the NFL Foundation is matching the Texans $1 million donation to the United Way.

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