In place of a Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans preseason finale that was going to be played tonight from AT&T Stadium before being cancelled yesterday – with all $25 ticket purchases going to the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey in Houston – the Cowboys will still do the best they can to continue supporting the affected area by broadcasting Thursday’s practice live on CBS 11 locally, the Dallas Cowboys’ Facebook page, and official team Periscope feed.
Yes, the Cowboys have to rely on these very practices to prepare for week one with their preseason over, but tonight’s proceedings from The Star will mean so much more. The Cowboys’ live practice will serve as a telethon for Cowboys Nation to call into with donations to The Salvation Army.
From 6-730 PM Central Time, those that will help Texas by participating in this telethon could have Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, or Dak Prescott waiting for them on the line.
The number to participate is 844-790-5687.
The above Cowboys, along with Ezekiel Elliott and many others, have already done their part in donating to Houston while continuing to search for any way to help that community.
There will be meaningful football for the Cowboys at home very soon. Thursday’s game against the Texans still expected to have an impact greater than football, but the Cowboys have found a way to make the most of the day while the Texans understandably return to their home.
All tickets purchased for this game can be held as a $25 donation still, with more donations expected to pour in tomorrow and in the following weeks for Houston.
The power of football has been on full display this week, to the point where a Thursday afternoon Cowboys practice is set to be a special one to remember in just a few hours. ✭