Pre-season game canceled in wake of Houston flooding

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien walks up the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL pre-season football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Saturday Aug. 26 2017 in New Orleans. ( Brett Coomer  Houston C

Pre-season game canceled in wake of Houston flooding

The Houston Texans game against the Dallas Cowboys has been relocated from NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Because the team had to fly directly to Dallas after the preseason game in New Orleans due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, those players have been unable to rejoin the team.

Watt, who started a fundraising page that reached $4 million in donations in barely more than two days, reiterated his stance that the game originally scheduled for Houston on Thursday night should have been scrapped instead of moved to the home of the Cowboys. They practiced at the Cowboys' team headquarters in Frisco Monday and are expected to return there Tuesday. The original goal was $200,000. The Astros also announced that all ticket, concession and parking fees from their series against the Rangers will be donated to relief efforts. The second is the season opener against Jacksonville, which is supposed to be at home September 10.

"We're hurting, Houston is hurting, but we're strong", Smith said. "Whether it's $5, whether it's $500, whatever it may be, to see so many people's support, to see so many people send the message, spread the message, it's incredible". This is so much bigger than football, and we're not trying to stand up here and act like we're anything more than we are. "We have to juggle a lot of different things and be expected to do it at the highest level". "Sometimes the issue is the cell service, not being able to get them on the cellphone". Other players and coach Bill O'Brien have spoken about how tough it is to be far from their loved ones.

"That's what this country is about, is helping each other when we're down, lifting each other up when we're down". "But I will tell you for all the guys that are going to play in that game, it's a very important game".

"We think so much of [Texans owner Bob] McNair and the Texans, and if we can help them in any way, then obviously our doors are open to help them out", Jones said Friday.

The Houston Texans want to do everything they can for the people of Houston.

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