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Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy Test Positive For COVID-19; Team Has Been Hit With Outbreak

It isn’t surprising to me the Cowboys have been hit hard with a mini COVID outbreak.

Texas is very lenient on the COVID rules, so your chances of catching it are higher than in other states.

It is highly unlikely McCarthy will be able to coach the Thursday Night Game this week.

The Cowboys have been hit hard lately by an outbreak.

The Dallas Cowboys’ preparation for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints has been greatly affected by a COVID-19 outbreak that will knock out starting right tackle Terence Steele, three offensive coaches and two of their three strength coaches.

Offensive line coach Joe Philbin, who has been in the COVID-19 protocol since Thanksgiving, assistant offensive line coach Jeff Blasko, who handled the main duties in Thursday’s overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, and offensive assistant Scott Tolzien will also miss the game. Strength and conditioning coordinator Harold Nash was placed in the COVID-19 protocol with his two assistants, Kendall Smith and Cedric Smith. Smith, however, could be cleared to return in time for the game.

The Cowboys are doing daily testing for players, coaches and staff and will continue through Tuesday. The league imposed stricter protocols this week, but the Cowboys were in that mode before Thanksgiving. They will have virtual meetings Sunday and Monday and could continue to do so on Tuesday as well, but McCarthy kept open the possibility of a “normal” practice two days before kickoff.

All of this comes at an inopportune time for the Cowboys, who have lost three of their past four games.

“COVID is always something we have to think about this year,” running back Ezekiel Elliott said, “and we’re having a little outbreak right now so guys just got to be making sure we’re taking the extra precautions, make sure we’re keeping ourselves, our families and our teammates safe.”

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