Amari Cooper Punished by NFL for violating Covid-19 protocols for unvaccinated players

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver will be fined $14,650 by the NFL for violating COVID-19 protocols according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. Cooper was reportedly at a Dallas Mavericks match last week but did not wear a mask. This is against protocol for unvaccinated athletes.

Amari Cooper attended the Mavs game as well as the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium, where he also saw the game between Cincinnati and his alma mater. Cooper attended the Mavs game along CeeDee Lamb, and the Cotton Bowl match with former Tider Trevon diggs. Both Diggs as well as Lamb have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Cowboys will be facing the San Francisco 49ers in a Wild Card matchup Sunday at 4:30 pm. ET.

The Cowboys’ regular season saw 68 receptions by the Alabama native for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. This is only the second time in his professional career that he has been held to less than 1,000 yards receiving since joining in 2015.

The Cowboys are dependent on CeeDee Lamb as their second-year receiver. He just finished his 1,000-yard receiving season and led Dallas with 79 snags, 1,102 yards, and six scores.

According to ESPN, the Cowboys are a three point favorite for their Wild Card match against the 49ers. After the FOX broadcast of Eagles vs.., the game will air on CBS live. Buccaneers wild-card game.

Three key Dallas Cowboys, who were on the COVID-19 List and missed Week 18 against the Philadelphia Eagles, are now back with the team.

Now active from the COVID-19 List are offensive lineman Tyron S. Smith, and linebacker Micah Parsons.

Micah Parsons, after a great Week 17, tested positive for COVID-19. He was placed on the reserve and did not play in the Eagles’ Week 18.

Parsons, in his rookie season, has been one of the NFL’s most versatile defensive players and competing for the Defensive Player-of-the Year award. Parsons has accumulated 84 tackles. He also recorded 20 tackles for lost and 13 sacks in 16 games. There were three pass deflections as well as three forced fumbles.

For several weeks, the Cowboys were without left tackle Tyron Smith. He was first injured at the ankle. As he was nearing full recovery, he was added to the COVID-19 roster. It was perfect timing for the Dallas game on Sunday, as the All-Pro is expected to be back Wednesday.

Kearse is the newest Cowboys’ player activated from Reserve/COVID-19. Because of Friday’s exemption from the 53-man roster, the safety will not count against the team’s 53-man roster.

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