If the Cowboys are going to win on Thursday, they’re going to must do it with out their head coach.
Mike McCarthy might be absent from Dallas’ sidelines for his or her “Thursday Night time Soccer” matchup vs. the Saints as he was just lately positioned on the NFL’s COVID-19 checklist.
McCarthy is the newest coach within the NFL to overlook a recreation attributable to a constructive COVID-19 check, becoming a member of two different head coaches who’ve missed time. Cowboys large receiver Amari Cooper, together with others inside the Dallas group, have been coping with coronavirus considerations as effectively.
Here is the newest on McCarthy’s bout with the virus:
Why is not Mike McCarthy teaching Cowboys?
On Monday, Nov. 29, experiences revealed that the Cowboys head coach had examined constructive for COVID-19. McCarthy mentioned that he’s mildly symptomatic, as he has a scratchy throat following the constructive prognosis.
Had McCarthy been asymptomatic, he may have doubtlessly coached on Thursday evening. Given his signs, nonetheless, he’s out.
The Cowboys launched a press release following the information, indicating that McCarthy would nonetheless be concerned in staff conferences main as much as the “Thursday Night time Soccer” matchup:
Assertion from the #Cowboys on coach Mike McCarthy, who gained’t be on the sphere for Thursday’s recreation in New Orleans due to COVID protocols.
Assistant head coach Rob Davis is in line for an even bigger position on recreation day, however sounds prefer it’ll be a gaggle effort. pic.twitter.com/7OgxUHBb4w
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 29, 2021
The Cowboys are coping with one thing of a COVID-19 outbreak: Together with McCarthy, 12 different Dallas gamers and coaches have examined constructive for the coronavirus in some unspecified time in the future or one other in 2021.
McCarthy is the third head coach to overlook time this season following a constructive check, becoming a member of Bears head coach Matt Nagy and Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
In July, McCarthy revealed that he had made the choice to get vaccinated, and was reportedly initially scheduled to get his vaccine booster shot the upcoming Friday.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy deliberate to obtain his COVID-19 booster shot earlier than testing constructive Monday morning. “I used to be really scheduled to get it Friday, sarcastically.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 30, 2021
In his stead, the Cowboys flip to present defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as its non permanent head coach on Thursday evening. Quinn, clearly, has ample expertise in that place: He was head coach of the Falcons between 2015 and 2020.