National Football League cancels Thursday's Texans-Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium

Several Houston Texans helmets sit over the Dallas Cowboys logo in the end zone as the Texans prepare for a morning work out at the Cowboys training facility Monday Aug. 28 2017 in Frisco Texas. The Texans are working out in the practice facility

Earlier on Monday, the National Football League moved the Texans' preseason game against the Cowboys on Thursday from Houston to Arlington, Texas due to public safety concerns. The game was previously relocated from NRG Stadium in Houston to AT&T Stadium in Dallas due to the storm.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, more than 40,000 tickets had been sold for Thursday night's game in the Dallas area.

There were discussions on whether to also cancel Thursday night's game between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the Saints announced the game will go on as scheduled.

"It's great that they can get home", said Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee. To me, we've played in a bunch of preseason games. Football's big in Texas, anyway, but when you put it in Houston and take into consideration such a catastrophic event, football becomes even bigger.

The Texans had an opportunity to go home and tend to their families, so that's what they did. The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Instead, the game has been canceled. Watt said: "It was subdued joy, because we're obviously extremely sensitive to the situation".

When Texans star J.J. Watt was asked Monday whether the game should be cancelled entirely, he said there were "much bigger things at hand". "So we need to make sure that we're thinking about these victims and the city of Houston before anything else". "I know we're all very excited to get there and see our people, but also start helping".

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has embraced a fundraising effort of his own in recent days.

In addition, the NFL Foundation is matching the Texans' $1 million relief donation, Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Jones Anderson announced earlier this week. At last report, the effort had raised more than $5.1 million. The original goal was $200,000.

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