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Cowboys’ Zack Martin tests positive for COVID-19, to miss season opener

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Cowboys’ Zack Martin tests positive for COVID-19, to miss season opener

  • Cowboys
Sep 06
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The Dallas Morning News reported that Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin has tested positive for COVID-19. He was placed on the reserve list on Sunday after the test came back positive on Saturday.

Martin is predicted to miss the Cowboys’ first game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Thursday.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the 30-year-old is fully vaccinated.

“He’s frustrated obviously,” said McCarthy “But hey, this is the world we live in right now.”

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliot mentioned Martin’s important role for the team, disappointed with the news but the show must go on.

“Zack’s our best player on our offense,” Elliott told ESPN. “I mean most runs, they coming back behind him. It’s disappointing but you can’t harp on it, can’t let it be more than what it is. I mean, (we’re) definitely going to miss him, definitely wish he was out there, but we still have a game to go play and we got to try and get the job done.”

Martin has been with the Cowboys since they selected him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Prior to the NFL, Martin played for Notre Dame in college.

Because of his impressive performance in his debut season, he was named to the 2014 Pro Bowl and voted to the AP 2014 All-Pro team. He was the only rookie who was chosen to receive this honor.

Since then, he made five straight Pro Bowls (2015-19) and earned three first-team All-Pro selections in 2016, 2018, and 2019 before missing six games last season with a calf injury.

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