Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled

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The Texans-Cowboys preseason game in Arlington has been canceled. (KTRK)

The Texans preseason matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, which was relocated from Houston to Arlington, has been canceled, the team confirmed.

The game was slated to take place at AT&T Stadium on Thursday night.

Texans players are returning to Houston to reunite with family.



The Texans released the following statement Wednesday:

"The Houston Texans have made the decision to travel back to Houston after local authorities have now found a safe route for the team to drive home today. The fourth preseason game scheduled for Thursday night in Dallas will be cancelled. 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 whom have been evacuated from their homes and are currently sheltered. The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Robert, Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair will make a donation equal to the money that would have been generated from ticket sales from Thursday's preseason game in Arlington to recovery and relief efforts.

Fans that have purchased tickets to Thursday's game will have the option to donate the money to relief efforts or request a refund through Ticketmaster. Further details regarding refunds will be announced later today.

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

The Cowboys allowed the Texans use of their practice facilities ahead of the relocated game amid the flood emergency in Houston.

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