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Amari Cooper COVID-19 update: what’s next after Cowboys WR’s exclusion for Sunday

The Cowboys will be without one of their best wide receivers on Sunday when they face the Chiefs.

Amari Cooper was placed on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list on Friday. That makes him unavailable to play Kansas City in Week 11. Timing also compromises his availability for the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game against the Raiders.

Sporting News has everything you need to know about Cooper’s status, including if he’s vaccinated:

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How long has Amari Cooper been away?

Cooper’s placement on the COVID-19 roster on Friday means he is unavailable to play against the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, vaccinated players who test positive and symptomatic should be isolated during contact tracing. These players should be absent until they have had two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. If a player is not vaccinated, he must be isolated for 10 days and must be asymptomatic before his return.

If Cooper is vaccinated, he could return in time for the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game against the Raiders. If he is not vaccinated and has tested positive for the virus, the earliest he could resume gambling is December 2.

With Cooper out, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will rely on receiver CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson and Michael Gallup on Sunday.

Amari Cooper vaccinated?

According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Cooper is not vaccinated. He will have to undergo mandatory 10-day isolation and produce two negative COVID-19 tests without symptoms before he can return to the field. If he’s negative twice on Nov. 29, he could be cleared to play in the Dec. 2 Cowboys game against the Saints.

Archer also reported that Cooper has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Cowboys games on Sunday and Thanksgiving.




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