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Preseason Game Between Cowboys and Texans Moved To Jerryworld

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It was the move everyone expected to be made. Monday afternoon, it became official.

The preseason game Thursday night between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington due to Hurricane Harvey. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Details on tickets, parking and more will be announced later this week.

The Texans are already in North Texas, making the trip over the weekend after their preseason game in New Orleans. The Cowboys opened up the doors at The Star in Frisco and are allowing the Texans to use the practice facility.

“It’s one of those situations that sometimes it reveals that life is more important than football,” said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. “We are doing everything we can as an organization to help the Houston Texans.”

The Texans hit the field in Frisco on Monday with more on their mind than just football.

“It’s very difficult to watch your family, your friends, your city, go through a time like this and not be there to help,” said Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. “Not be there to go through it with them, not be there to experience it.  Our thoughts are most definitely with everybody. We hope everybody stays safe.”

The NFL Foundation will match the Texans’ $1 million contribution to the United Way Relief Fund to address the immediate needs of those impacted from Hurricane Harvey. The total contribution will support first response efforts by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston.

There was also a change in scheduling in major league baseball. The series between the Rangers and Astros is moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tuesday and Wednesday games are at 6:10 p.m. and Thursday’s game is at 12:10 p.m.

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Rush Seizing The Opportunity With The Cowboys

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The debate over who should be the backup quarterback to Dak Prescott rages on.

The Dallas Cowboys felt like Kellen Moore would be that guy. However, rookie Cooper Rush has come out of nowhere during training camp to make a case. Rush-mania is alive and kicking.

Rush took snaps with both the second and third team during training camp practice on Monday at the Star in Frisco. That trend will continue.

“I think the biggest thing with all our guys is take advantage of the opportunities when you have them,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “Just be ready, be prepared. One of the best things he’s done is – he’s done that from minute one. He’s ready for his opportunity.”

With that opportunity, Rush has taken Cowboys nation by storm while Moore has been inconsistent at best during the preseason. The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan is taking it all in stride.

“I really don’t even think about it,” said Rush. “I’m just so focused on being on this 53rd. That’s been my number one goal and just staying true to that goal is what’s helping me.”

The man he would be backing up, Dak Prescott, knows what it’s like to be in a position like this. Prescott was the third-string quarterback going into training camp last year until injuries happened to both Moore and starter Tony Romo. Prescott got his opportunity and never looked back. Needless to say, he knows what he’s taking about when asked about the current situation with Rush.

“Keep doing what he’s doing,” Prescott said. “He’s a guy who honestly comes in and prepares the right way, has the right attitude and continuously ears wide open, eyes wide open to learn and watch and get better. Just keep being Cooper Rush.”

In the Cowboys three preseason games, Rush is a combined 26-of-38 with 283 yards and four touchdowns. In comparison, Moore is 30-of-55 with 382 yards and a touchdown. Here’s where it gets tricky. Moore has received more of the snaps while Rush has played mostly against third-string defenses. One thing that can’t be argued, he is seizing the opportunity when it’s available.

The question right now is – does that opportunity include moving up the depth chart at the quarterback position?

“We have to get it settled within the next couple of weeks,” said Garrett.