"Due to public safety concerns resulting from the ongoing weather emergency related to Hurricane Harvey, Thursday's Dallas Cowboys-Houston Texans game originally scheduled to be played in Houston at 7 p.m. CT has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington," the league said in a statement. "Kickoff on Thursday will remain at 7 p.m. CT. Details on tickets, parking and other game day logistics will be announced later this week."
The Houston Chronicle reported NRG Stadium -- home of the Texans -- remains undamaged but there is flooding nearby.
The development comes hours after the Texansannounced they are donating $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston's flood relief fund. The NFL Foundation is matching the Texans' donation and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is matching up to $1 million in donations to American Red Cross relief efforts in the region.
"The NFL and the Texans will continue to closely monitor the situation in Houston and adjust the team's plans as necessary," the NFL said in a statement.
In a related move in college football, LSU's Sept. 2 season opener against BYU has been moved from NRG Stadium to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.