Dallas Cowboys to Miss Star Wide Receiver for Two Crucial Games

Published 11/20/2021, 4:13 AM EST
Oct 10, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper (19) reacts after dropping a pass on third down in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters


Dallas Cowboys are all set to play Kansas City Chiefs without the star wide receiver Amari Cooper. The next three matchups are going to be a tough one for the Cowboys as within just 12 days they are going to go up against the Chiefs, the Raiders and the Saints.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The week 11 and 12 matchups are going to be even tougher since the Cowboys have placed their star wideout, Amari Cooper, on reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. And with that, the wideout is going to miss the Chiefs matchup and remains doubtful against the Raiders as well since the player is reportedly unvaccinated.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Amari Cooper out for two crucial games

According to the sources, Amari Cooper tested positive for COVID-19 and is also unvaccinated, making it mandatory for him to go through a ten-day quarantine period, making him miss his Raiders matchup, which is on Thanksgiving Day. However, Cooper should be all clear by the time the Cowboys fly to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for their Saints matchup.

Fortunately, the Cowboys don’t have any other COVID-related issues in the squad, making all of them active during this 12-day run. However, losing a player like Cooper will surely be a setback for the offense as the wideout has caught 44 passes for 583 yards and five touchdowns this season, all of which rank second on the Cowboys.

DIVE DEEPER

NFL Releases First Batch of NFTs; Here’s the Games Where You Can Win Them

20 days ago

Dallas Cowboys without Cooper

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, during his absence, wide receivers Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb will be the two prime targets for Dak Prescott. The No. 3 WR spot will be held by Cedric Wilson again, which he also did during Gallup’s seven-week absence.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 7-2 Cowboys stand tall in the NFC East table, but in order to maintain that run, they have a lot of work to do. As they will be facing possible playoff-making teams in the coming few weeks. And the Cowboys have to prove their mettle and emerge victorious during these tough times, in order to make a dominant run to the playoffs.

DIVE DEEPER

‘I’m An Idiot’: Matthew Stafford’s Wife Apologizes Hilariously After Throwing Pretzel at Niners Fan

20 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Sauvik Banerjee

413 articles

Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT