Texans-Cowboys to be played in Arlington

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The Houston Texans are not coming home this week for their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.

With flood waters rising in the city of Houston as well as the surrounding areas, the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys will play their final preseason game of the season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this Thursday night instead of having it NRG Stadium.

The City of Arlington made the announcement, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Many people don’t believe the game should go on and it should instead be canceled. I agree, but there are reasons to play it.

You have to remember that there are players on both teams that are trying to make the final 53-man roster or even grab a practice squad spot as they try and make a living.

If the Cowboys and Texans really want to help the city of Houston, they will either hold a fundraiser during the game or possible donate some of the money from the tickets sales to help with the relief effort.

One thing is for sure and that is that it’s very difficult for the players, coaches and other staff members of the Texans to be away from their families during this difficult times. But they don’t have a choice.

It’s not like the Texans can put their season on hold. They have to continue to play their games and do their best to win week in and week out.

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One piece of good news is that NRG Stadium hasn’t suffered any damage from the storm.  So the Texans should be able to play their home games once the conditions improve in the Houston area.