There has been a lot of chatter about Cooper’s vaccination status over the past few days. Since he didn’t receive the COVID-19 vaccine, he must sit out for 10 days. That’s why he has to miss two games for the Cowboys.
On Tuesday morning, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commented on Cooper’s vaccination status while on 105.3 The Fan.
Jones praised Cooper for being “outstanding” from a character standpoint. However, he did acknowledge that Cooper’s absence could negatively affect the team.
“But this is a classic case of how it can impact a team,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “You cannot win anything individually. This popped us. This did pop us.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised WR Amari Cooper for being “outstanding” from a character and intelligence standpoint. “But this is a classic case of how it can impact a team” when someone not vaccinated. “You cannot win anything individually. …This popped us. This did pop us.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 23, 2021
Jones isn’t the only important member of the Cowboys who opened up about Cooper’s vaccination status. Following Sunday’s loss, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about Cooper’s absence.
“It’s unfortunate not having him,” Prescott said. “But to say ‘The decision he made?’ I mean, me vaccinated, I can get it and be out two games. So let’s not try to knock the guy or put the guy down for a personal decision. That’s my teammate. That’s my brother. We’re going to support him. That’s his decision as I said way back in training camp.”
Cooper could return to the Cowboys’ lineup on Dec. 2 against the Saints.