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Texans fly to Dallas instead of Houston due to Harvey

HOUSTONThe Houston Texans closed out their preseason with a 13-0 loss to the Saints in New Orleans on Saturday night.

Due to weather concerns stemming from Tropical Storm Harvey that has wreaked havoc in south Texas, the team will be flying to Dallas Saturday night, rather than Houston.

"I think we are going to have to fly to Dallas. We're not going to be able to get back to Houston tonight," head coach Bill O'Brien said after the game. "Just hearing that the roads are under water there and we're praying for everybody there. We're in touch with our families. You know it's tough. Mother nature is undefeated."

"We'll make plans to head to Dallas and then go from there for the rest of the week," he said.

The team is scheduled to host the Dallas Cowboys Thursday at NRG Stadium in the preseason finale for both teams. The Cowboys have already offered to move the game to AT&T Stadium if that is necessary.

"A lot of the guys want to be back with their families," quarterback Tom Savage said. "We're praying that everyone is safe back home. I just got off the phone with my family. It's an unfortunate thing. We're really thinking about the people back home more than us."

"We're fine. It's the people back home that we're worried about and we want to be there for them," Savage said.

The Texans released a statement that read, "Due to flooding in Houston and to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and staff, the Houston Texans will fly from New Orleans to Dallas tonight. The team will return to Houston as soon as it is safe to travel back. There have been no decisions made on the duration of our stay in Dallas or on details regarding our preseason game against the Cowboys on Thursday. Regular updates will be provided as we have more information. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey."

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