Thursday’s preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has been canceled, both teams announced.
After Hurricane Harvey barreled into Southeastern Texas over the weekend, leaving devastating floods in its wake, the NFL relocated the game from Houston to Arlington. Yet, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, one of the reasons for canceling the game now is for players to get back to Houston, help out in the relief efforts and be with their families.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Garafolo first reported the cancellation.
The Texans had been practicing at the Cowboys’ practice facility this week in Frisco, Texas, after opting not to fly back to Houston following their game against the Saints on Saturday. In a statement released by the team, the Texans announced they’ll drive back to Houston on Wednesday:
The Houston Texans have made the decision to travel back to Houston after local authorities have now found a safe route for the team to drive home today. The fourth preseason game scheduled for Thursday night in Dallas will be cancelled. At this time, the priority of our organization is
Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000837044/article/cowboys-versus-texans-preseason-game-canceled
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