NFL Cancels Texans-Cowboys Preseason Game after Harvey

Texans coach Bill O'Brien: This season dedicated to the people of Houston

Harvey made landfall for a second time early Wednesday morning near the Texas-Louisiana border on the Gulf Coast. They flew to Dallas after the game and worked out the last two days at the Dallas Cowboys' facility. "We're proud of the resiliency they've shown and the resilience they will show". But to be real succinct, we're obviously going to really have the game. That's not what I'm here to say.

Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt was pleased with the decision to cancel the game and get back to 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. Those who have purchased tickets to the game can get a refund; if not, the money will still go to the relief fund.

After Hurricane Harvey barreled into Southeastern Texas over the weekend, leaving devastating floods in its wake, the National Football League relocated the game from Houston to Arlington.

"If there is something played this week, I think we should definitely involve some sort of fundraiser, some sort of way to benefit the people back home, because I think this is a much bigger issue than just a football game".

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

The game, which was originally scheduled for Houston, was moved to Arlington.

Robert, Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair will make a donation equal to the money that would have generated from ticket sales from Thursday's preseason game in Arlington to recovery and relief efforts.

When Harvey struck, Watt said he didn't believe the game should be played because of the catastrophic flooding. The Texans and the National Football League followed suit Monday, each pledging $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. The campaign reached $5.1 million on Wednesday and has a new goal of $6 million. The goal has now been upped to $1 million. Watt started a fundraiser at YouCaring.com/JJWatt on Sunday.

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