Cowboys to Face Saints Without Head Coach

The Dallas Cowboys will match up against the New Orleans Saints this week and will be playing the game without head coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy has entered the league's COVID-19 protocol list and is unable to attend the game.

McCarthy has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and there's worry that there's a team-wide outbreak with as many as eight players being positive. More information is expected to be released on Monday on who is and who isn't going to be available against the Saints.

It's a crucial game for the Cowboys as they are coming off a Thanksgiving overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. They've already dealt with COVID a ton this season as Dallas already had 11 players and coaches on the COVID-19 reserve list entering last weekend which included star wideout Amari Cooper, who has now missed two straight games after testing positive.

The Cowboys are now stuck in a two-game losing streak, don't have all their starters available and now have to proceed without their head coach. Certainly trying times in Dallas. The team has just one victory in their last four games and will look to rally the troops against the Saints on Thursday.

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