FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Nahshon Wright has been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to eight the number of players and coaches at the Texas club who will be sidelined in Thursday evening’s game against the New Orleans Saints due to the virus. .
Head coach Mike McCarthy and his five coaches were unable to move with the team to Louisiana after receiving a positive diagnosis.
Two players, Wright and Wright Tackle Terence Steel, were eliminated. Wright played defensively from time to time, often training with specialized teams.
McCarthy was found to be positive on Monday and admitted to experiencing symptoms the next day. He occasionally coughs during his conference call with reporters on Tuesday. McCarthy attends video conferences of his group.
Amari Cooper has been given the green light by medical professionals to return to the Cowboys training camp after missing two games due to Kovit-19. However, McCarthy noted that Cooper had not been trained and had not yet fully recovered. Cooper, who has not been vaccinated against Covid 19, is unlikely to be in uniform against the Saints, the head coach said.