Cowboys lose linebacker Keanu Neal to COVID-19

Cowboys lose linebacker Keanu Neal to COVID-19

The Dallas defender tested positive for coronavirus and will miss at least one game, causing loss for “Monday Night Football”

FRISCO – The linebacker of the Dallas cowboys, Keanu neal, you will miss the “Monday Night Football” against the Philadelphia Eagles and it is probable that the game of October 3 against the Carolina panthers.

Neal was placed in the reservation list / COVID-19 at the start of the week as a close contact, forcing a five-day quarantine that is mandatory only for unvaccinated players. This Saturday, the head coach Mike mccarthy said Neal had tested positive, causing a new 10-day isolation period.

If the state of Neal changes on Tuesday, you might be eligible to play against the Panthers if it is asymptomatic. However, by that time he will have two weeks without training. Of the players who Cowboys have had in the reservation list / COVID-19 so far this season, all had been vaccinated and none returned within 10 days.

“It will not be available for Monday, but we will see how it progresses,” he said. McCarthy. “We definitely haven’t ruled it out yet for Carolina“.

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The absence of Neal against the Eagles it will probably mean more playing time for Leighton Vander Esch. Neal he leads all linebackers in plays in the first two games of the season with 101, along with eight tackles and one takedown behind the scrimmage line. Vander esch he has 51 plays in the first two games with 11 tackles, a sack, a takedown behind the scrimmage line and a rush to the quarterback. It also led to three penalties against the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

“He has the ability to play different positions,” he said. McCarthy upon Vander esch. “He’s a great communicator, so I think he’s definitely a good thing for us.”

Defensive end Bradlee Anae it also tested positive and is in the reservation list / COVID-19. The Cowboys they won’t have three defensive linemen on Monday –Anae, Dorance armstrong (ankle) and Carlos Watkins (knee) – which will likely require a call or two to the practice team and the debut of the third-round draft pick Chauncey golston, who missed all of training camp with a hamstring sprain.

The deep headline Donovan Wilson, who missed last week’s game with a groin sprain, has also been reported as in doubt for Monday night’s game.

“I like the combination of last week’s and this week’s work to Chauncey“, he sentenced McCarthy. “I think he had a really good day equipped. Hopefully we’ll see how the job wraps up [el domingo]”.

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