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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy tests positive for COVID-19

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy tests positive for COVID-19

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Nov 30
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has tested positive for COVID-19, and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will fill in McCarthy’s role for Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced.

“I think understandably with Dan’s experience, the challenge flag, the timeouts, the referee’s meeting, there’s just a lot of little things that go into it,” McCarthy said. “We have the network up top so that’s something that won’t change. So the biggest change is having Dan down on the field and just make sure he’s getting the information he needs to make sound decisions.”

On Monday morning, McCarthy entered into the league’s health and safety protocols. In addition, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and special teams coordinator John Fassel will also assist Quinn in his role.

“Although he will not be on the field for the Saints game, McCarthy will continue to direct, and be involved in, all meetings and game preparations on a virtual basis for the remainder of the week — including Thursday’s meetings in New Orleans,” said the team in an official press release.

McCarthy is the fourth head coach to miss a game while in COVID protocols since last season. Kevin Stefanski missed the Cleveland Browns’ playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals and Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears each missed a game this season.

  • Mike McCarthy

    Michael John McCarthy is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League . From 2006 to 2018 he was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.

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  • Dallas Cowboys

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  • Dan Quinn (American football)

    Daniel Patrick Quinn is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League .

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