Cowboys-Texans preseason game canceled as players deal with Harvey flooding


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The NFL has canceled Thursday night's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys Houston Texans so Texans players can get back to their families who are dealing with flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

"At this time, the priority of our organization is getting our players, coaches and staff back home to be reunited with their families, many of who have been evacuated from their homes," said the Texans in a news release.

The game had been moved from Houston to AT&T Stadium in Arlington because of widespread flooding in the Houston area.The decision to cancel the game altogether was announced Wednesday.

After the Texans played their preseason game in New Orleans last weekend, they went to Arlington instead of home in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Texans practiced Monday and Tuesday at the Cowboys' practice facility in Frisco.

It wasn't immediately clear when the Texans might be able to return to Houston for the first time since the hurricane made landfall last Friday.

"The Houston Texans sincerely appreciate the support shown by the Dallas Cowboys and our NFL family during this difficult time."

Statement from the @HoustonTexans regarding the team returning to Houston today:

-- Texans PR (@TexansPR) August 30, 2017
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