On Friday afternoon, Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper was placed on the COVID list, putting his status against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in jeopardy.
It has now been confirmed that Cooper has indeed tested positive for the virus. Because he is unvaccinated, he will have to miss the next two games.
The NFL’s mandate for unvaccinated players is going through a 10-day quarantine, which will knock him out for the game on Sunday, plus next Thursday’s contest against his former team (Las Vegas Raiders).
Amari Cooper has been placed on the reserve/COVID 19 list and will miss the Cowboys next two games.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 19, 2021
This is a massive loss for the Cowboys as Cooper has been one of their best playmakers this season. He has 583 yards and five touchdowns on 44 receptions and can beat defensive backs on any kind of route.
CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup will both have to step up in Cooper’s absence.
Lamb has 726 yards and six touchdowns on 47 catches. He’s also gone over the century mark in three games and has gotten at least 80 yards in six games.
Gallup has been banged up for most of this season but returned last Sunday and had three receptions for 42 yards against the Falcons. He’ll need to blow those numbers away if Dallas is to win these next two games without Cooper.
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