Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy & his staff are making arrangements to return to Frisco & will report to work at The Star on Friday for the first time since Covid-19 forced everyone to scatter in March, sources said.
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) June 4, 2020
Of course, McCarthy and company were forced to work from home over recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the country is now beginning to open up. In particular, Texas has seen some aggressive return to normalcy policies, with governor Greg Abbott also saying that professional sports stadiums can now host up to 50% capacity.
JUST IN: Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX says stadiums can host fans at 50% capacity.
That’s 40,000 at AT&T for @dallascowboys.
50k at Texas Memorial Stadium for @TexasFootball.
How do you feel about this? pic.twitter.com/Waeo6IBfYE
— Amanda Guerra (@AmandaGuerraCBS) June 4, 2020
As seen in CBS Sports' Amanda Guerra's tweet, this would mean that up to 40,000 fans would be allowed to watch the Cowboys play in person this season. But considering that the governor is already doubling the previously stated 25% capacity rules, I wouldn't be surprised if he's looking to fill AT&T Stadium come September.
Ultimately, though, the NFL may end up ruling differently on fan allowance. There's still a million things up in the air here, but it's certainly encouraging to see Mike McCarthy and members of his staff returning to work this week.