Hurricane Harvey forces Cowboys-Texans preseason game to Arlington

The Cowboys and Texans were supposed to play their final preseason game Thursday in Houston.

That game will now be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The City of Arlington initially announced Monday the NFL has moved the game from NRG Stadium to the Cowboys’ home stadium because of the devastation in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey. The league later made the announcement, saying it was moving the game because of “public safety concerns resutling from the ongoing weather emergency related to Hurricane Harvey.”

The storm, which was a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall on Friday, has wreaked havoc on the nation’s fourth-largest city.

The Texans, who played in New Orleans on Saturday, flew directly to Dallas following the game and have been practicing at the Cowboys facility all week.

The Texans are scheduled to open the regular season at home against the Jaguars on Sept. 10.

That was the surprising advice Kaepernick received Monday from former NFL QB Michael Vick.

“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,” Vick said during a guest appearance on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself.” “Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there. I don’t think he should represent himself in that way (wearing the Afro). Just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot.” Vick said the former 49ers starter’s goal should be to look more “presentable.”

Today’s Afro-wearing Kaepernick doesn’t resemble the young NFL star who led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47 in the 2012 season. Kaepernick embraced the look while in the middle of his national anthem protests last season.seahawks_102

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