There looks to be a COVID-19 outbreak within the Dallas Cowboys organization.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, head coach Mike McCarthy has tested positive and there are up to eight positives still rolling in.
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 the rest of the positives that come in will not be able to play/coach this week.
This news comes after last week’s COVID troubles where several other members of the coaching staff and players also tested positive.
Right tackle Terence Steele was placed in the protocols and he will be out for Thursday’s matchup against 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
If there’s any silver lining to this, it’s that receiver Amari Cooper should be good to go. He had to miss at least 10 days due to a combination of a positive test and not being vaccinated.
It’s a player that Dallas badly needs back as he currently has 583 yards and five touchdowns on 44 receptions.
There’s also the potential that receiver CeeDee Lamb is cleared from concussion protocol.
Whatever the case, this outbreak isn’t good for the Cowboys as they’re looking to snap their two-game losing streak.
Kickoff will be at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday.