Jerry Jones donates 1 million to Harvey relief

August 12, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones signs autographs before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Photo by K.C. Alfred/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones became the latest figure in the sporting world to come to the aid of Hurricane Harvey victims Thursday, donating $1 million to relief funds through a Salvation Army telethon put on by the Cowboys.

Jones called in to Dez Bryant at the telethon to put in his donation.

The owner also couldn’t miss a shot to poke a little fun at Bryant while he had him on the phone.

A string of Dallas-Fort Worth teams and athletes have joined many across the sporting landscape in helping provide relief for Harvey victims. Bryant, along with teammates Ezekiel Elliott and Jason Witten make up a portion of the Cowboys who’ve donated money and supplies. The Rangers also donated $1 million to the Red Cross and will donate part of the proceeds from an upcoming home series against the Los Angeles Angels next month to Harvey relief.

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has helped donate over $12.5 million to the cause thanks in part to a Twitter campaign.

The Cowboys were going to host the Texans on Thursday for each team’s preseason finale, which was set to be played at NRG Stadium before the flooding forced the game to be moved. But the Texans opted to return to Houston after finding a viable route home.

The Astros were forced to move their three-game series, scheduled to be played from Tuesday to Thursday at Minute Maid Park, to Tampa Bay but they’ll return home Saturday. BYU and LSU were set to open their seasons Saturday at NRG Stadium, but the game was relocated to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in the wake of the flooding.

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