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Ezekiel Elliott among Cowboys players who tested positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus in the NFC East.

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is among several Texas-based pro football players who recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network.

It’s perhaps worth noting that Elliott was seen at a birthday party for Dak Prescott in April. It was said that there were up to 30 people in attendance at Prescott’s residence.

In any case, this news is obviously relevant to the Philadelphia Eagles as they regularly face Zeke and his teammates twice per year.

Reports indicate Texas is experiencing their highest hospitalization rates since the coronavirus pandemic began but the state isn’t doing anything to slow their reopening plans.

The surge in coronavirus cases in areas around the United States — especially with players being affected — draws the uncertain future of this upcoming NFL season into question. The league issued a memo to teams last week outlining procedures for reopening but the realistic adherence to them remains to be seen. And what happens if/when more players start to test positive when the team is together?

The NFL cancelled spring OTAs and minicamp practices but they’re still planning to have training camps start in late July.