The rookie cornerback of the Cowboys from Dallas Nahshon Wright tested positive for COVID-19, which increased to eight the number of players and coaches discarded by the coronavirus before facing New Orleans Thursday.
Head coach Mike McCarthy and five staff members will not travel after testing positive. Wright and the tackle Terence Steele they are the two disabled players.
Wright he’s had little work done defensively, serving almost exclusively with special teams.
McCarthy she tested positive on Monday and reported the next day that she experienced more symptoms. He was constantly coughing during a conference call with reporters. McCarthy participated in virtual meetings.
The other coaches who will not travel are the offensive line coach. Joe Philbin and his assistant Jeff Blasko; the offensive assistant Scott Tolzien; and two members of the fitness and endurance staff, the coordinator Harold Nash Jr. and the assistant Kendall Smith.
Another conditioning and endurance assistant, Cedric Smith, is also under the protocols, but is expected to have authorization to be in the game.
The receptor Amari Cooper received clearance to return to team facilities after missing two games by testing positive for COVID-19. But McCarthy indicated that Cooper he has not trained and he has not felt well. The strategist indicated that it was unlikely that Cooper, who has not been vaccinated, will play against the Saints.