Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, didn’t have much to report on Amari Cooper, receiver for the Cowboys on Tuesday morning.
McCarthy confirmed Cooper was back in the building this week but Cooper still feels a little under the weather. Cooper is still recovering from the positive COVID-19 testing that caused him to miss two of his last games.
Then he said that Cooper can still practice today or tomorrow.
McCarthy stated, “My gut would tell me that if he doesn’t practice tomorrow I don’t see him going for the game.”
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (COVID-19) is back in building but "still not feeling the best," coach Mike McCarthy said. Still has a cough. "To be determined" whether he'll practice today. "My gut would be if he doesn't practice tomorrow, I don't see him going to the game."
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 30, 2021
Dallas would suffer another blow as many of its players and coaches are already out due to the COVID epidemic.
Cooper has been a rock whenever he was in the lineup. Cooper has 583 yards, five touchdowns and 44 receptions. He also has two games with 100+ receiving yards.
He had a great performance against the Buccaneers (Sept. 9), when he rushed for 139 yards and scored two touchdowns on 13 receptions.
He is a player Dallas desperately needs to have back, and this holds especially true for Dak Prescott, the quarterback. He’s struggled tremendously without him, as he has only two touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last two games.
Dallas will be looking to end its two-game losing streak against New Orleans and reach 8-4 overall Thursday night.
Kickoff will take place at 8:20 p.m. ET