The game had been moved from Houston's NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium in Arlington because of Hurricane Harvey.
The league is cancelling the game to allow Houston Texans players to return to be with their families and to help with relief efforts to the city that has been ravaged by floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Read the full story on Fox Business' website here.
According to the Cowboys, fans who have already purchased tickets may have their money refunded.
"We're going to dedicate this season to the city of Houston, the people of Houston", he said. I don't want to mention specific names. The team announced on Twitter on Monday that they be donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. "I think the only good thing that could possibly come out of a game on Thursday would be a massive fundraiser". For safety reasons, they flew into Dallas rather than back to Houston. The decision to cancel Thursday night's game altogether was announced when the Texans said local authorities had found a safe route for the team to drive the 250 miles home. "Houston being able to get home and see their families is a big deal". "We also hope our actions will encourage others to do whatever they can to help their neighbors in need right now".
"When it became available to us, we've got so many guys on the team that are distracted by all the events and the circumstances that it became increasingly more hard from our perspective to go out and try to play a football game", Smith said. But the 10 injured players who didn't accompany the team to New Orleans last Wednesday - wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller and running backs D'Onta Foreman and Akeem Hunt among them - waited out the storm in Houston.
I've raised the goal to $1 million.