The NFL has decided to cancel Thursday’s preseason game between the Texans and the Cowboys so Houston players can return home to their families and communities, as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2017
The game had originally been moved from Houston to Dallas following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall. The reason for the cancellation is to allow Houston players to return home to their families and help the community.
Point of the cancellation is for players to get back to Houston, help out and be with their families.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2017
More than 40,000 tickets had been sold since sales began on Tuesday with all proceeds going toward hurricane relief funding. Some areas of Houston had a record-setting 51 inches of rain. Thousands of people have been rescued from their homes as the death toll rose to 30 as of Wednesday morning.