Texans dedicate their season to city of Houston

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien walks up the sidelines during the first quarter of an NFL pre-season football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on Saturday Aug. 26 2017 in New Orleans. ( Brett Coomer  Houston C

With all of the flooding and destruction that the city of Houston and the surrounding areas have sustained, it could be hard for the Texans to host their regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars in just 11 days at NRG Stadium.

But whatever the Texans and the National Football League agree to do with regards to the location of their matchup with the Jaguars, Jacksonville owner Shad Khan will be more than willing to oblige. Today, the two teams made a decision to cancel the game altogether.

"You know football, obviously, is important, but I think the most important thing right now is doing everything we can for our city".

The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans are set to play their final 2017 preseason game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thursday night, but the minds of many people will be on the coast.

According to a news release from the Houston Texans, the game is being called off so that Texans players can return to their families. All tickets would cost $25, and all proceeds would be donated to the United Way of Greater Houston Relief Fund. It's a home game at NRG Stadium.

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O'Brien then dedicated the season to the city and people of Houston. "It's an opportunity for all of us to come together and help the community of Houston and all of the people who are going through such hard times right now".

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rolled out the red carpet for the Texans at his practice facility, The Star, in Frisco.

Thursday's relocated preseason game between the Cowboys and Texans has been canceled. This is so much bigger than football, and we're not trying to stand up here and act like we're anything more than we are. Watt also announced that he would be starting a fundraiser to help relief efforts.

Watt said he's been moved by watching everyone that has helped out in the crisis so far and is looking forward to pitching in. And the way they have been resilient, and the way they have maintained their focus during practice and being pros. But I will guarantee that this team will go out every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, whenever they ask to play, and we'll play our asses off for the city of Houston. Watt started a fundraiser at YouCaring.com/JJWatt on Sunday.

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