Wednesday afternoon, the NFL announced the cancellation of Thursday's preseason game between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys.

The game was originally set to be played in Houston, but due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey the game was moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Wednesday's decision to outright cancel the game will allow the Texans players, coaches, and staff the opportunity to get back to home to Houston to participate in relief efforts, and to assess the damage to their own homes.

Both the Texans and Cowboys are slated to start the regular season on September 10. In 2017, Houston Texans games can be heard in Lubbock on Awesome 98 (98.1 FM), in Abilene on Mix 92.5 FM, and in Amarillo on News/Talk 940.

The Texans organization released the following statement:

The Houston Texans have made the decision to travel back to Houston after local authorities have now found a safe route for the team to drive home today. The fourth preseason game scheduled for Thursday night in Dallas will be cancelled. At this time, the priority of our organization is getting our players, coaches and staff back home to be reunited with their families, many of whom have been evacuated from their homes and are currently sheltered. The team feels it is imperative to get back home to help the Houston community recover from devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Robert, Janice, Cal and Hannah McNair will make a donation equal to the money that would have been generated from ticket sales from Thursday's preseason game in Arlington to recovery and relief efforts.

Fans that have purchased tickets to Thursday's game will have the option to donate the money to relief efforts or request a refund through Ticketmaster. Further details regarding refunds will be announced later today.

The Houston Texans sincerely appreciate the support shown by the Dallas Cowboys and our NFL family during this difficult time.