Cowboys Switch to Virtual Meetings Amid More COVID Cases

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Let’s check in on one of the Eagles’ division rivals.

Well, let’s see here… it looks like the Cowboys have switched to virtual meetings because the number of COVID cases within the team is increasing.

From ESPN’s Todd Archer:

The Dallas Cowboys have added three more players, including second-year wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, to the COVID-19 list and went to a virtual format on Sunday and Monday after defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins were sent home early from Saturday’s preseason game against the Houston Texans.

“I think just like most things we do, we’re just being cautious and want to make sure we contain this outbreak and just be smart with that,” coach Mike McCarthy said.

In addition to Lamb, safeties Malik Hooker and Israel Mukuamu were added to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

The article says 93% of Cowboys players are vaxxed, which amounts to 80 of 86 guys on the roster.

Normally this is the part where we laugh and say “haha the Cowboys stink,” or whatever, but this is actually annoying. Nobody wants COVID to be a “thing” this NFL season. We should be able to get through a relatively smooth campaign without enduring the nonsense of last year, with the Steelers and Ravens playing in the middle of the week and the Titans screwing it up for everybody else.

RE: the Eagles, they are not at 100% vaccination status, and probably will not be. At last check, our super-secret source told us that “something like 10 players” did not get the vaccine, which was bothersome to the front office. We’ll see what happens after cuts, and how many of those guys remain on the roster.

The good thing is that even if somebody who is vaccinated tests positive, it’s going to be easier for them to clear protocols to return this year. If asymptomatic, you can return to your club facility after two negative PCR tests that are 24 hours apart. If you’re positive WITH symptoms, you have to isolate until you get those two negative PCR results, and then are symptom free for two days.

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