The Dallas Cowboys have added receiver Cedrick WILSON to their COVID-19/reserves roster , according to Jon Machota . He is likely to miss Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
Wilson, who had missed Week 13 in New Orleans due to an ankle injury, returned to Washington this Sunday. Both of his targets were 18 yards long and he was able to catch the Cowboys’ winning score of 27-20.
In recent weeks Dallas has faced many COVID issues, including when Mike McCarthy was absent from Week 13. He was back Sunday against Washington to help his team win its second consecutive victory.
The Cowboys (9-4), further distanced themselves from the NFC East standings with the Washington win. Dallas would be the fourth seed in the NFC East if the season ended today. They will take on the Los Angeles Rams at the first round.
Wilson, a sixth-round pick out of Boise State in 2018, has spent all three NFL seasons in Dallas. With 32 receptions for 438 yard and three touchdowns, he is the Cowboys fourth-leading pass catcher. His career-best game was against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, when he had seven catches for 104 yards.
Dallas is currently in a race for the NFC’s top spot with four regular season games remaining. It currently trails Green Bay (10-3), Arizona (10-2), and Tampa Bay (10-3). On Jan. 2, the Cowboys will face the Cardinals with an opportunity for the No. 1 seed.
The remaining three games against NFC East rivals are the only ones they have left. If they win these, they will be in prime position for a top playoff spot.
COVID-19 will mean that the Cowboys won’t have a top receiver until at least next week. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. for the Giants game. ET on Sunday.