FRISCO, Texas – In a case of good news and not so good, the Dallas Cowboys removed right guard Zack Martin from the reserve / COVID-19 list, but defensive lineman Randy Gregory was put on it while catcher Michael Gallup went on the disabled list for a strained calf.
Martin, who did not play in the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first game of the NFL regular season because he could not have two negative results 24 hours apart, will be available for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but It is unclear where he will play due to suspension for the first five games of right tackle La’el Collins’ schedule for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
For his part, Gregory is in doubt for the game against the Chargers, after testing positive for COVID-19, but he can return with the team as soon as he gives two negative results with 24 hours of separation, since he is asymptomatic and is vaccinated. according to a source.
In turn, Gallup suffered the pull in the second half of the game against Tampa Bay, after catching four passes for 36 yards. A source pointed out last week that the recipient could lose three to five weeks. By being put on injured reserve, Gallup will lose at least the next three games.
Cedrick Wilson will replace Gallup as the third receiver.
“No problems, no worries,” offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said. “(Cedrick) is our ‘utility’, he can do a little bit of everything. Obviously, we saw him on Thursday, when he had to go out onto the pitch and I feel like we didn’t lose our rhythm ”.
Moore did not indicate how the Cowboys plan to replace Collins, although they activated lineman Brandon Knight from the COVID-19 list. Martin started two games at right tackle last year with various offensive line injuries, but Dallas could use Ty Nsekhe or Terence Steele as starters at that position.
“Being Monday, everything is open for discussion and we will see where they take us,” said Moore.
Gregory is the 10th Cowboys player to be placed on the COVID list since the start of training camp after joining Martin, wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown, safeties Damontae Kazee, Malik Hooker and Israel Mukuamu, defensive tackle. Carlos Watkins and guard Connor Williams.