Due to COVID-19, the Dallas Cowboys were without their star wide receiver Amari cooper for the last two games. They hope to have him back in time for Thursday’s matchup at New Orleans.
Cooper would likely have to practice to be able to play in three days. Dak Prescott, Cowboys quarterback, said that Cooper did not practice today.
Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach and also a positive test for COVID today, had stated over the weekend that Cooper would return to practice Monday. Prescott claimed that the 27-year old wideout was present at the team facility but it doesn’t seem that he exercised.
In addition to head coach Mike McCarthy not being present at practice today because of Covid, Dak Prescott told media just now that Amari Cooper did not practice. The WR missed last two games because of Covid. Prescott says Cooper was in building and they spoke.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) November 29, 2021
Cooper was first tested positive for the virus in November 19. Cooper was unvaccinated and had to be away from the team for ten days.
This kept him from Dallas’ losses against the Chiefs in Week 11, and to the Las Vegas Raiders Thanksgiving Day.
Cooper has recorded 44 receptions for 583 yard and five touchdowns this season. We’ll see tomorrow if Cooper can practice and get back on the field. If he can, we’ll also see how his conditioning is after a 10-day absence.
The Cowboys vs Saints will be played on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET.