Preseason game canceled in wake of Houston flooding

Preseason game canceled in wake of Houston flooding”

The Houston Texans and team owner Bob McNair are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston's flood relief fund in the wake of the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey this week.

The Texans traveled to Dallas after Saturday night's preseason loss instead of returning home to wait out the storm.

The Texans will practice at The Star, a 91-acre sports and entertainment facility in Frisco that also houses the Cowboys' corporate offices. It's very tough to watch your city get hit by such a bad storm and not be there to help. They practiced Monday at Cowboys headquarters, and were hotel hopping because of the uncertainty over what was next.

The Texans and Cowboys' official Twitter accounts both tweeted an official announcement Monday afternoon. "I think that the most important thing right now is family and friends in the city of Houston back home, making sure that they're safe, making sure that they're taken care of".

Texans' general manager Rick Smith praised the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones for allowing to practice in Frisco this week.

The teams were informed of the cancellation at respective team meetings Wednesday morning.

"Some guys are in areas that have been hit harder than other areas". I can speak for them. And we want to be there.

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"Every individual is dealing with some different things", O'Brien said.

The Texans had been home less than a week after spending training camp in West Virginia when they left for New Orleans.

In the far-less-important story line of football on the field, the Cowboys won't lose much by not playing the scheduled finale.

Thursday's practice will be held at AT&T Stadium but will not be open to the public.

"That's what this country is about, is helping each other when we're down, lifting each other up when we're down". "We're trying to concentrate on football". We adjust all the time.

"You feel a little helpless", Watt said. "It's very tough to know that all the people are back there and you really can't do anything about it".

This is one of the happiest things we've written at Texans Wire in some time.

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