March 21, 2018

Cowboys-Texans game canceled in Harvey's aftermath

31 August 2017, 01:52 | Kristopher Drake

Texans WR Bruce Ellington attempts to bring in a pass at the Superdome in New Orleans

Texans WR Bruce Ellington attempts to bring in a pass at the Superdome in New Orleans

"The Jacksonville Jaguars will support whatever scheduling decision the National Football League makes", he said Wednesday. No decisions have been made on the duration of the team's stay in Dallas or on details regarding Thursday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

"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. But to be real succinct, we're obviously going to really have the game.

It seems like the National Football League is listening to J.J. Watt. The proceeds from Thursday's game were slated to go to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

At this time it is not clear what would happen to those who had already purchased the tickets prior to the cancellation.

The Texans said in their statement that the McNair family, which owns the team, "will make a donation equal to the money that would have been generated from ticket sales".

The NFL announced Monday the intrastate clash would be moved from NRG Stadium in Houston to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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"That's remarkable, from a team in our division, one of our rivals, willing to go above and beyond football and donate a million dollars", Watt said. "Houston being able to get home and see their families is a big deal".

"It's great that they can get home", said Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.

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

However, tickets that had been issued for the originally scheduled game at NRG Stadium in Houston will not be valid for the rescheduled game. "Everybody here is most concerned about their families, friends, the City of Houston". I've seen numerous heroic acts, everything we've seen on the TV from the first responders to just neighbors helping neighbors.

On Sunday, Watt announced that he had set up a fundraiser for victims in Houston with a $100,000 donation. 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.

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