Texans ready to head home to Houston after game canceled

31 August, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Douglas Reid
  • Texans WR Bruce Ellington attempts to bring in a pass at the Superdome in New Orleans

The game was initially scheduled for NRG Stadium in Houston but was moved to Arlington due to unprecedented flooding in the Houston area caused by what was Hurricane Harvey.

In the time since, the Texans have opted for an opportunity to return home to their families and community.

The Cowboys and Texans announced earlier in the week that all proceeds from Thursday's game would go to disaster relief efforts in Houston.

According to the Cowboys, fans who have already purchased tickets may have their money refunded. Otherwise, that money will still go toward storm relief.

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. "So we need to make sure that we're thinking about these victims and the city of Houston before anything else".

Point of the cancellation is for players to get back to Houston, help out and be with their families.

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"There's more important things than football right now", Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said.

"I speak for the entire Houston Texans organization when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Houston and the surrounding areas that have been devastated by this storm", O'Brien said. Today, the two teams made a decision to cancel the game altogether.

It's a surprise move, but only because the National Football League has acted up until this point like the game would be played despite Hurricane Harvey.

"Know that they're probably anxious to get home and see their families and just assess the situation", said Cowboys tight end Jason Witten.

O'Brien began his Monday post-practice press conference with a message to the city of Houston and Southeast Texas from Frisco, Texas. The Texans were on the road playing the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. "I think it's extremely important that we get home as quickly as we possibly can". Watt has raised more than $5 million, with a new goal of $6 million set. It's bigger than any of us. The Jets will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross and Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk donated $1 million to Watt's fundraising campaign.

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