The Dallas Cowboys appear to have a COVID-19 epidemic.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Mike McCarthy, the head coach, has been positive tested and that there are at least eight more positives.
As one league source just said: “there are up to eight positives in Dallas. Details still rolling in.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 29, 2021
McCarthy and all the positives who have come in won’t be able play or coach this week.
This is a result of COVID troubles last week, where many other players and coaches also tested positive.
Right tackle Terence Steele has been placed in protocols and will be available for Thursday’s matchup with the New Orleans Saints.
The Cowboys will conduct all of their meetings today virtually and proceed with their regularly scheduled practice session at 12:15 p.m. https://t.co/i9dkqfuD2e
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 29, 2021
There is a silver lining in this situation. Amari Cooper, the receiver should be fine to go. Due to a combination of positive tests and not being vaccinated, he had to miss at most 10 days.
Dallas desperately needs him back, as he has 583 yards and five touchdowns from 44 receptions.
It is possible that CeeDee Lamb, the receiver, will be cleared from concussion protocol.
Whatever the reason, the Cowboys aren’t happy with this outbreak. They’re trying to end their two-game losing streak.
Kickoff will take place at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday.