Texans ready to head home to Houston after game canceled

Texans ready to head home to Houston after game canceled

The Texans were planning to head home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday. Water has receded enough in some places that the team can return to Houston.

The Texans will practice at The Star, a 91-acre sports and entertainment facility in Frisco that also houses the Cowboys' corporate offices.

"[Texans players] have a great opportunity and platform to go back and pour into the city and check in on their own families and get involved in the community and rally it in a lot of ways", tight end Jason Witten said.

The Texans have been in North Texas since flying here after a preseason game in New Orleans last Saturday. "We're proud of the fight and we're proud of those people". All tickets would cost $25, and all proceeds would be donated to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund.

Usually Houston is watching the Texans, but these days of catastrophic flooding and evacuations, the Texans have been watching Houston.

Defensive end J.J.

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Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee told NFL Network's Steve Wyche he's "glad" the Texans get to go home after being on the road so long and the Cowboys players are "fine" with the cancellation.

The game was scheduled to be played Thursday night at Dallas' AT&T Stadium after being moved from Houston's NRG Stadium. The decision to cancel the game altogether was announced Wednesday. According to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain almost 40,000 tickets for the game were sold as of Wednesday morning. The Dallas Morning News reported that fans who bought tickets can receive a refund or choose to have the money used as a donation to relief efforts.

Some Houston players have been in the city all along.

Watt began the fundraiser on Sunday with an initial donation of $100,000 and setting the goal for $200,000. The NFL will also donate $1 million.

I've raised the goal to $1 million.

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