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Amid the catastrophic flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey, the Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys preseason game set for Thursday has been canceled. The cancellation was first reported by Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram on Wednesday.
The decision comes two days after the NFL announced that the game, which was slated to be played in Houston, was moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Texans had been practicing at a Cowboys facility in Frisco while flooding from Harvey pounded the Houston area. It would have been the final preseason tune-up before the regular season starts next week.
In the meantime, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been using the last few days to raise an incredible amount of money for relief. He set up a YouCaring.com campaign with an initial goal of $100,000 on Sunday, and it’s grown substantially since. As of Wednesday afternoon, over 50,000 people have donated to Watt’s campaign and has raised Over $5.5 million so far.