Several #Cowboys players & several #Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, sources tell me & @TomPelissero. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
#Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott is one of the players who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, his agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed to me. Arceneaux said Elliott is feeling good.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
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.
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.