Dallas Cowboys Unload Trucks To Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

Texans' injured players in Houston are safe, team says

Texans' injured players in Houston are safe, team says

"The Houston Texans sincerely appreciate the support shown by the Dallas Cowboys and our National Football League family during this hard time".

Thursday's practice will be held at AT&T Stadium but will not be open to the public.

After the Texans played their preseason game in New Orleans last weekend, they went to North Texas instead of home after the storm.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday night.

At least $3 million in pledges will help those recovering from Harvey's widespread damage and flooding, thanks in part to owners from at least two teams. As this was the fourth preseason game, chances are none of the starters or key reserves would have played anyway.

The cancellation gives Texans players the opportunity to return to Houston sometime Wednesday.

He added: "I think the reason why-having been down here four years, having been in a lot of places coaching football-football is king down here".

"I know they're probably anxious to get home and see their families, just assess the situation", Witten said.

"We told our team at the outset of the week that it might be a amusing week given the circumstances that they're going through down in Houston", coach Jason Garrett said. The Cowboys are also accepting donations online.

"I think there are much bigger things at hand, absolutely", Watt said.

The Cowboys are turning their Thursday practice into a telethon to help raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. "Obviously that will be in conjunction with the mayor, city council and all that". With all of us kind of pitching in and helping one another, I think we'll definitely bounce back even stronger.

Watt nearly didn't know to react to the stunning growth of his flood relief fundraising effort, which started with a web page and a selfie video Sunday.

Watt posted to Twitter Monday afternoon, saying his fundraiser hit $500,000 within 24 hours.

The Texans made the announcement on Wednesday.

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. Rapoport says fans who purchased tickets can either get a refund or allow the money to be donated toward storm-relief efforts.

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