Texans dedicate their season to city of Houston

On Wednesday, a reporter for the National Football League tweeted that Thursday's preseason game between the Cowboys and the Texans is canceled.

The game was scheduled to be played Thursday night at Dallas' AT&T Stadium after being moved from Houston's NRG Stadium.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, more than 40,000 tickets had been sold for Thursday night's game in the Dallas area. Those who have purchased tickets to the game can get a refund; if not, the money will still go to the relief fund.

"I think there's more important things than football right now", Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said from the Cowboys' kickoff luncheon.

"The tentative plan is Sunday we're going to have a bunch of my teammates are going to help me out in a few different locations around town to be determined and we're going to hand out supplies", he said.

"We've upped the goal to $10 million because everything is bigger in Texas", he said. Were told the Texans got an opportunity to go home, and are taking it.

"If there is something played this week, I think we should definitely involve some sort of fundraiser, some sort of way to benefit the people back home, because I think this is a much bigger issue than just a football game". "We also hope our actions will encourage others to do whatever they can to help their neighbors in need right now".

The teams were informed of the cancellation at respective team meetings Wednesday morning.

"No", Watt said Tuesday. "Everybody here is obviously most concerned about their families, their friends, the city of Houston back home". Watt helped raise nearly $775,000 as of 7 p.m. ET on Monday.

The NFL Foundation also pledged to match the $1 million donation made by Texans owner Bob McNair to the United Way.

  • Steve Townsend