Report: Cowboys and Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19

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When NFL teams convene again for training camp, how to handle players who test positively for COVID-19 will be among the main concerns.

Because there will be positive tests.

According to NFL Network, several players from both the Cowboys and Texans have tested positive for COVID-19.

The players in question aren’t believed to have been in team facilities, but the only players who have been were those rehabbing from previous injuries with the training staff.

Texas is among the states hitting peaks of cases and hospitalizations around the country.

25 responses to “Report: Cowboys and Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19

  1. The issue is not just mortality. What if you get lung damage? It does not take much to take an NFL elite athlete to a no-longer NFL elite athlete.

  2. Also antibodies aren’t necessarily known to be protective, and may or may not mean you can still be a carrier/spreader to others.

  3. Not surprising that Zeke is one of them since he didn’t seem to take any precautions seriously. Dak is probably on that list too. Hopefully they’ll just be asymptomatic and fine.

  4. Ridiculous and very short-sighted to think there will be any kind of season for MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA in 2020. It’s one thing to put the economy of the nation ahead of lives…but the same won’t go for sports. Their exposure to each other is unavoidable….and it’s not you can practice physical distancing and wear a face mask.

  5. there were several Cowboys players that flouted the shelter in place laws.
    Not surprising this happened.

  6. The virus is mutating to survive its becoming weaker and has no deadly effect … notice the deaths are going down and cases going up?

  7. This is karma for all those athletes who said they’ll be kneeling during the national anthem.

  8. More people you test the more positive and that goes for the population as a whole, duh. Does not mean they have any symptoms or are sick needing hospitalization. Does not say anything like that in this post. Just like any test for flu, etc., etc. And these guys are all healthy, right? Walking around, functioning like normal and not sick. Proves the point certain members of a population need to be more careful until a vaccine is developed where as others, and it includes all the CFB players testing positive, might have it but no symptoms. Young, strong athletes should not worry unless underlying conditions. Guess what? That’s why the testing is being done now so as to minimize impact on a season. Why don’t some of you understand that?

  9. No football in 2020, saving lives is much more important than your fantasy teams!

  10. No sports? But it is fine for thousands of people to be crammed together for protests.

    The hypocrisy of what is going on knows no bounds.

  11. This country never flattened the curve. They bowed to Wall Street and a President in an election year to restart the economy waaaaay too early. Already many hospitals are reporting full ICU beds and people are crowding bars and restaurants, parties, etc

  12. raideralex99 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    The virus is mutating to survive its becoming weaker and has no deadly effect … notice the deaths are going down and cases going up?

    ————————————————–

    That’s a function of increased testing. Increasing the denominator makes the rates go down, hence masking any kind of actual decrease or improvement. Deaths are going down because of improved treatments…but the % of ICU beds is on the rise.

  13. raideralex99 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    The virus is mutating to survive its becoming weaker and has no deadly effect … notice the deaths are going down and cases going up?

    ——————————————
    Doc Fouchi told you 3 months ago deaths lag by a 4-8 weeks after a surge. The deaths surged during the lock down, then went down 6 weeks into it, now cases are up so deaths, will skyrocket the end of JULY.

  14. b07841 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    No sports? But it is fine for thousands of people to be crammed together for protests.

    The hypocrisy of what is going on knows no bounds.
    ——————————————-

    They can control sports, the NFL has no control over protesters, C’MON MAN use that thing on your shoulders for something other than a hat rack!

  15. Certainly a lot of people who don’t want Football to happen on a PRO Football page…

  16. The whole state was and is basically ignoring f the science and the rules. A lot of these players seem proud of their personal contribution to that effort. Glad I got out of Texas when I did. Remwbwr this is the state that said our seniors should sacrifice on behalf of the economy. I’ll tell that to my parents.

    Nature always wins. Not politics.

  17. Texas has moved on to Phase 4 of pretending the virus is gone, where social distancing & face coverings are replaced with pizza & beer.

  18. raideralex99 says:
    June 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    The virus is mutating to survive its becoming weaker and has no deadly effect … notice the deaths are going down and cases going up?
    ——

    Deaths are the way to look at this in regards to where things are at without taking into account testing. The worse hit places in the north east are down significantly, but that is not true in parts of the south that weren’t hit has hard as say a New York. If you look at death trends on a graph in Texas, it was safer to be out when every county had a “stay at home” order back in March than it is today.

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