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Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy Positive for COVID, Will Miss Thursday’s Game

The have had plenty of COVID issues on their roster and even at times throughout 2021. Now they'll have to play a game without on the sideline as he's tested positive and will miss Thursday's game against the .

News of McCarthy's status broke earlier today and it remains unclear how exactly the team will navigate things. Several assistant coaches were already in the COVID protocol and there's concern that this outbreak could effect others before we get to Thursday night.

Based on pure experience, Dan Quinn makes the most sense after his six-year run as the head coach for the . But the Cowboys may want to preserve stability where they can by keeping Quinn and Kellen Moore in their coordinator roles and using John Fassel or assistant Rob Davis in the big seat.

Thankfully, the fallout from this should be short-lived. Dallas gets a 10-day break between Thursday night in New Orleans and their game against the Washington Football Team. McCarthy and other coaches currently in the protocol should be back by then.

We'll soon see what impact Mike McCarthy's absence has against the Saints.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
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Cowboy Fan Ed

Ok Jerry here’s your chance to be on the sidelines!!


Oh no, I am sure the game management will now be a disaster. Maybe we can get the co-star from the movie “Every which way but Loose” to handle the game day analytics….

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Dan Quinn will take over the head coaching duties for the saints game!! He mite be the best option to handle the responsibilities of the position, but I just worry that with him taking over that responsibility it’ll make our defense worse since he won’t be able put his full attention to the defense!! But who knows, maybe with him being on the side lines for this game will make our defense better!! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!!

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