Dallas Cowboys positive COVID-19 tests a harsh reminder

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

According to a report, several Dallas Cowboys players have tested positive for COVID-19

The Dallas Cowboys, as well as every other NFL team, have struggled to overcome the obstacles presented by the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. And so far, the solution has been virtual team meetings and players forced to work out on their own.

But just as the Cowboys were starting to take steps in preparation for training camp, with coaches eligible to return to The Star in Frisco earlier this month, another obstacle has presented itself. And that’s in the form of positive tests for the virus.

According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, several Cowboys players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently. And according to Rapoport, that includes star running back Ezekiel Elliott. That news has reportedly been confirmed by Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux, who says Zeke is apparently feeling good.

As for the other Dallas players who have also tested positive for the virus, the Cowboys are unable to provide that information due to federal and local privacy laws that protect their employees. But there appear to be indications the players in question have not been at the team’s facilities, which has barred all but rehabbing players.

Both Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans players test positive

The original report from Rapoport and Pelissero also indicated several players from the Houston Texans have tested positive for COVID-19 as well. This is concerning news considering the fact it’s being reported the state of Texas hit a record high of hospitalizations due to coronavirus over the weekend. That according to CBS News.

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The news that several NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19 is a harsh reminder that despite the loosening of restrictions in many places, the threat of the virus is still ever-present. It’s unclear what this news means for the Dallas Cowboys’ plans to hold training camp, which usually starts in late July.