Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled amid Houston flooding
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 31, 2017,
Aug 31, 2017, 1:07
Online ticket exchange StubHub has removed all listings for Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium after buyers tried to make a profit by buying and reselling their tickets.
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. On Tuesday, the Texans announced that all game proceeds - ticket sales, parking and concessions - will go toward Harvey relief. The Cowboys said ticket buyers can choose to either get a refund or have the money donated to Hurricane Harvey relief.
The Texans had been in the Dallas area after arriving from a game in New Orleans last Saturday night.
Smith said Wednesday was the first day they had the option to return to Houston and the team felt it was better to go home than to try and play a game on Thursday. So I think it's extremely important that we get home as quickly as we possibly can.
The Houston Texans are in a bit of a pickle.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rolled out the red carpet for the Texans at his practice facility, The Star, in Frisco.
"I think it's the right decision", Watt said. It's bigger than a game. 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.
O'Brien then dedicated the season to the city and people of Houston. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fund had raised more than $6 million. Finally, Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson revealed that the NFL Foundation will match McNair's $1 million donation.
Watt began the fundraiser on Sunday with an initial donation of $100,000 and setting the goal for $200,000.