With Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas coast, a top Dallas Cowboys official said Friday that next weekâ€™s preseason game against the Houston Texans could be relocated, according to a report.
Stephen Jones, the Cowboysâ€™ executive vice president, told reporters that AT&T Stadium in Dallas will be available if the game has to be moved due to the hurricaneâ€™s onset, the Dallas Morning News reported. At present, Houstonâ€™s NRG Stadium is set to host the contest on Thursday, Aug. 31.
â€œAt this time, we are just monitoring the situation,â€ a Texans spokesperson told FOX Business, when asked if the team has considered postponing or relocating the game.
Hurricane Harvey is currently a Category 2 storm, though officials warned it could strengthen to Category 3 by the time it makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday. The storm is expected to make landfall along Texasâ€™ Gulf coast and bring â€œcatastrophic floodingâ€ in southern Texas, with sustained winds of 110 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
â€œI pray for all of us back in Houston and hope everybody stays safe," Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday. "Hopefully it starts to blow the other way. Itâ€™s a tough deal when you have hurricane season during this time of the year and, like I said, I hope everybody stays safe.â€