Texans-Cowboys preseason game moved to AT&T Stadium

BySarah Barshop ESPN logo
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FRISCO, Texas -- Due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Thursday's preseason game between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys, originally scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium, has been moved to AT&T Stadium.

The Texans have been in the Dallas area since early Sunday morning. The team played a preseason game in New Orleans on Saturday and could not return to Houston because of the inclement weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, now classified as a tropical storm.

The Texans practiced at the Cowboys' facility on Monday and are scheduled to do so on Tuesday as well.

Earlier Monday, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that if a game was going to be played this week, it should involve fundraising to help Houston residents affected by the flooding. On Saturday, Watt started an online fundraiser to raise money for flood relief efforts. The total raised had increased to $1 million by Monday night, prompting Watt to raise the fundraiser's goal to $1.5 million.

The Texans and owner Bob McNair also donated $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. The NFL Foundation said it would match the $1 million donation.

In a release, the NFL said it will work with the Texans to "continue to closely monitor the situation in Houston and adjust the team's plans as necessary."

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