The Dallas Cowboys come to December, a month that in the last years of its history has seemed to be catastrophic for the organization of the Lonely Star, because in the run-up to the playoffs, curiously the team has gone through theBig men’s sessions, unnecessary defeats and off-grid situations.
In this 2021, it seems that the beginning of the last month of the year has taken the roster of The Star badly. The team led by Dak Prescott now face the New Orleans Saints in the game of Thursday Night Football of Week 13. For this meeting, the Team America will present some significant casualties due to COVID-19 infections.
The most recent contagion and perhaps one of the most likely to think within the franchise for the next match will be that of their head coach, Mike McCarthy, who tested positive for the virus that plagues the world today, however, declared that he is asymptomatic and this will allow him to remotely monitor the team and will also be able to participate in a virtual way in the preparation of his coaches.
The coach is joined by tackle offensive headline, Terence Steele, who was also placed on the COVID reserve. Also on this reserve list is the rookie cornerback Nashon Wright, the offensive line coach, Joe Philbin and the physical trainer of the team, Kendall Smith. In addition to the assistants Jeff Blasko y Scott Tolzien This was reported Carlos Nava, correspondent of ESPN.
Nava himself was in charge of reporting that Dan Quinn will be the head coach of the Cowboys for the Thursday night meeting. Quinn is the most experienced man in the tactical field and his last job in the NFL was as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons until last year.
McCarthy He also spoke at a virtual press conference and stressed that he likes to be cautious about the infection rates within the league: “I told the boys yes to me, to the coaches of the NFL You can give this to them, you can give anyone. I would like to believe that I was already super careful and cautious ”.
Throughout the season, the Cowboys have kept on that list Bradley Annae, Randy Gregory, Brandon Knight, Keanu Neal, Greg Zurlaein and Amari Cooper.
Who is also in doubt is Ezekiel Elliot, who has presented ailments in the right knee for a month and ankle discomfort on that same side. However, the same player said on Monday’s media day that he will be able to play.
However, not all of it is bad news for the team as DeMarcus Lawrence it is expected that he can play again this week. The defensive lineman was out of the game since Week 2 of the current season. What’s more, Amari Cooper He was activated to rejoin after missing two matches due to COVID.
Finally, it is expected that for the following week the defenders Randy Gregory y Neville Gallimore may already be present for the game against Washington Football. Both have been kept out of activities for a period due to injuries.
The Texan team has yet to face Washington twice, Giants, Cardinals and Eagles. As of today, the Cowboys lead the NL East with a mark of seven games won and four lost.