Their defense is an important reason they are a Super Bowl contender. However, they will be without a key player on Sunday against Arizona Cardinals.
The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken has informed Neal that he will not be able to attend this weekend’s game because of a positive COVID-19 testing.
Unfortunately, it is the second positive test for Neal in this season.
Gehlken tweeted, “Cowboys LB Keanu Naal has tested positive to COVID-19 for the second time this season.” He’s been placed on Reserve/COVID-19 which means that he will be missing a game for the third time this season because of the virus (once as close contact). Neal was not fully vaccinated before the start of the season.
Cowboys LB Keanu Neal has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time this season. He’s been placed on Reserve/COVID-19, which means for a third time he will miss a game because of the virus this season (once as close contact). Neal wasn’t fully vaccinated to begin season.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 31, 2021
In April, Neal signed a $5 million contract for one year with the Cowboys. He changed his position from safety into linebacker.
Neal has recorded 67 tackles and one sack in 13 games this season.
The Cowboys will be without Neal for Sunday’s game so Leighton VanderEsch and Micah Parsons will have to step in and contain Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
Kickoff for the Cardinals-Cowboys match is at 4:25 PM. ET.