Houston Texans: Taking action, helping those in need back home

The Texans' preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys has been canceled so the Texans can return to their families in flood-ravaged Houston.

Texans' GM Rick Smith said the team's Week 1 game will be played NRG Stadium in Houston, as scheduled.

"We've got several members of our travel party - our coaches, our players, our staff members - whose families have been evacuated", general manager Rick Smith said. All proceeds from the game were set to go toward Harvey relief. Otherwise, that money will still go toward storm relief.


"I think we have the best fans, anyway, so just imagine what NRG Stadium will be like for that first home game". "I said it a couple days ago, but this is bigger than football".

With the cancellation, the Texans will now get to go home and be with their families after being away for almost a week. The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from devastation of Hurricane Harvey. "Right now, I'm excited that they can get home".

"The Houston Texans sincerely appreciate the support shown by the Dallas Cowboys and our National Football League family during this hard time".


Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rolled out the red carpet for the Texans at his practice facility, The Star, in Frisco.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt began an online fundraiser last weekend for flood relief in Houston. 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.

Watt, who's helped raise over $6 million for the recovery, said he plans on getting water, food and supplies distributed as early as Sunday.


O'Brien then dedicated the season to the city and people of Houston. As of Wednesday afternoon, the fund had raised more than $5.8 million. The original goal was $200,000.


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