Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled amid Houston flooding

The Texans were forced to work out at the Dallas Cowboys facility in Frisco on Monday after flooding in the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey

All proceeds were going to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

The NFL elected to cancel the exhibition game in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

It's a surprise move, but only because the National Football League has acted up until this point like the game would be played despite Hurricane Harvey.

The NFL has chose to cancel the preseason tilt between the Texans and Cowboys so the Texans players can return home to be with their families during this hard time in Houston, per multiple reports. The Texans ownership group will be making a donation equal to the amount of money that would have been generated from ticket sales.

The Texans have been in the Dallas area since early Sunday morning after flying directly from their preseason game in New Orleans.

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Cowboys team officials were still mulling the possibility of hosting an event of some sort at AT&T Stadium Thursday. Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones also allowed the displaced Texans to practice at the Cowboys practice facility, The Star, during their displacement from Harvey.

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee told NFL Network's Steve Wyche he's "glad" the Texans get to go home after being on the road so long and the Cowboys players are "fine" with the cancellation.

Yes, just imagine the decibel level when defensive end J.J. Watt runs onto the field waving the flag right before kickoff against the Jaguars.

"No", Watt said Tuesday. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Houston.

"This is bigger than football. So we need to make sure that we're thinking about these victims and the city of Houston before anything else". Otherwise, that money will still go toward storm relief. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fund had raised more than $5.8 million.

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