Texans return to Houston, game against Cowboys cancelled

Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien arrives back in Houston with the team and dedicates the upcoming season to the city.

HOUSTON -- The Texans returned to Houston late Wednesday afternoon after Thursday’s preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans was cancelled. 

"Whats incredible about this team is that they are excited to get back to help out," said head coach Bill O'Brien. "They are really looking forward to helping this city rebound." 

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

The Texans season opener versus the Jaguars is still scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium on Sept. 10, however, reported James Palmer with the NFL Network.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo wrote on Twitter that the Cowboys game was cancelled so Texans players could return home to Houston to help out and be with their families.

The game was initially scheduled for NRG Stadium in Houston but was moved to Arlington due to unprecedented flooding in the Houston area caused by what was Hurricane Harvey.

Tickets to the game went on sale Tuesday at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the game -- ticket revenue, parking and concessions -- were set to go toward Harvey relief. It was not immediately clear what would happen to those who had already purchased tickets prior to Wednesday's cancellation.

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