Ian Rapoport from the NFL Network reports that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari cooper has been placed on reserve/COVID-19. On Sunday, he will not be playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cooper will also be available for the Thanksgiving matchup, as the Cowboys are playing the Las Vegas Raiders next Thursday. Cooper would be missing the matchup for the first time in his career.
Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.com says that Cooper’s status against the New Orleans Saints is still uncertain. Cooper is scheduled to play back-toback Thursday night football games and could be out until Monday, December 29.
Cooper is once again one of Dak Prescott’s most favorite targets this season. Since arriving in Dallas via trade the former first-round selection has been the main wide receiver. He has 44 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns. CeeDee Lamb is the only player with more catches.
Over the next two weeks, Dallas will turn to Lamb and Michael Gallup who recently returned from injury. Cedric Wilson, Gallup’s injured reserve partner, should be the third wide receiver.
As Cooper is placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, another Cowboy will take off and be ready to face Kansas City. After missing the Denver Broncos game last week, kicker Greg Zuerlein will be active .
Zuerlein has successfully made 14 of 18 field goal attempts this year. In two games, he missed the kick. The former Los Angeles Ram has scored all but two extra points, going 21-23. His last missed field goal was against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.
Mike McCarthy, head coach, has believed in Zuerlein throughout the season. McCarthy stated that Zuerlein was the reason the team planned to win the game against the Los Angeles Chargers after McCarthy scored the winning field goal.
“The line going in was 40 yards. I have found that this is something you grade on… during the pregame. McCarthy stated that it is something to keep on your call list. “If you kick indoors, it’s typically about the 40.”
Last week, Lirim Hajrullahu replaced him. He made all five extra-point attempts. Michael Gehlken, of the Dallas Morning News reports that he is now back on the practice squad and one of four Cowboys protected practice squad players. He is not available to any other NFL team.