"Houston is a special city to our family and our organization", Kraft said.
Instead, the Texans will return home Wednesday for the first time in almost a week after authorities found a safe route for the team to drive.
Tickets to the game, which was moved to Arlington from flooded Houston, went on sale at 6 p.m. Tuesday, priced at $25.
"That's remarkable, from a team in our division, one of our rivals, willing to go above and beyond football and donate a million dollars", Watt said. "And I'm not sure it would have been fair to do so". The decision to cancel the game altogether was announced Wednesday.
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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rolled out the red carpet for the Texans at his practice facility, The Star, in Frisco.
The Texans open the regular season at NRG Stadium a week from Sunday against the Jaguars. "We're going to come out of this stronger than ever". "We've been there over a decade and we are part of the fabric of the community".
But the National Football League cancelled that contest, and the Texans left Plano for Houston on Wednesday.
"I think it's the right decision", he said. "Everybody here is obviously most concerned about their families, their friends, the City of Houston back home. I think it's extremely important that we get home as quickly as we possibly can".
This weekend Watt set up an online fundraiser to raise money for flood relief in Houston. Watt started a fundraiser at YouCaring.com/JJWatt on Sunday. This is so much bigger than football, and we're not trying to stand up here and act like we're anything more than we are. We'll wait and see what that announcement is.