Texans-Cowboys Preseason Game Cancelled Due to Hurricane Harvey

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JJ Watt and the Texans have been up-and-down in the season’s early going.

Amid the catastrophic flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason game set for Thursday has been canceled. The cancellation was first reported by Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo reported the reason for the cancellation is so that players can get back to Houston, be with their families and help in relief efforts.

The decision comes two days after the NFL announced that the game, which was slated to be played in Houston, was moved to ATT Stadium in Arlington. The Texans had been practicing at a Cowboys facility in Frisco while flooding from Harvey pounded the Houston area. It would have been the final preseason tune-up before the regular season starts next week.

“I know a lot of the lives of their families are affected by this,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said to the media after the move of the game was announced. “We’re here to support them in any way we can.”

The Texans are currently scheduled

Article source: http://heavy.com/news/2017/08/texans-cowboys-canceled-harvey-flooding-why-when-preseason/

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