The Dallas Cowboys preseason game against the Houston Texans was canceled Thursday. It was the final preseason game for both teams.
The Texans had an opportunity to go home and tend to their families, so that’s what they did.
“They’d been told all along they weren’t going to be able to get back to Houston until Friday, at the earliest,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said at the team’s kickoff luncheon Wednesday at AT&T Stadium.
“But then when that changed and felt like they could get there, I think everybody understands they owe it to the players to get back to their families. They have families who are in shelters and certainly we understand that.”
The game had been moved from Houston’s NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium in Arlington because of Hurricane Harvey. Fans who purchased $25 tickets will have the option of getting a refund or having that money donated to relief efforts.
Everyone within the Cowboys organization supported the decision to cancel the game.