Texans and Cowboys Cancel Final Preseason Game

Posted August 31, 2017

The Texans have moved their preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday to AT&T Stadium due to flooding as a result of severe weather.

"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. According to the report, more than 40,000 tickets had been sold for the game, with proceeds from the sales going to relief efforts in Houston.

The Saints went 3-13 in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the Saints were unable to play any regular-season games at home after the storm damaged the Superdome.

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Houston's Minute Maid Park was in " good condition ", but obviously not ready for a baseball game, according to Business Insider . That would mean playing this upcoming one in Arlington and then switching the series scheduled for late September.

"I think there's more important things than football right now", Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon. "But I will guarantee this team will go out every Sunday, Monday, Thursday - whenever they ask us to play - and we'll play our asses off for the city of Houston, I promise you that".

Now that they don't have to play the last preseason game, the Texans can spend a few days with their families and then begin preparation for the first regular-season game September 10 against Jacksonville at NRG Stadium. I've seen numerous heroic acts, everything we've seen on the TV from the first responders to just neighbors helping neighbors.

The Houston Texans are in a bit of a pickle. The team has been practicing at the Cowboys' facility in Frisco, Texas, this week.

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt began an online fundraiser last weekend for flood relief in Houston.

Watt said he's been moved by watching everyone that has helped out in the crisis so far and is looking forward to pitching in. It's bigger than a game. The NFL will also donate $1 million. It's bigger than any of us. The original goal was $200,000.

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