The Dallas Cowboys have put three more players into COVID-19 protocols two days after defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins entered them.
According to Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and safeties Malik Hooker and Israel Mukuamu have joined Quinn and Watkins in protocols. Lamb is fully vaccinated and Hooker has received his first dose, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
Quinn and Watkins were sent home from AT&T Stadium 90 minutes before Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans. Both reported feeling sick after arriving at the stadium.
At the time, McCarthy said the Cowboys were being “extremely cautious.”
Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb, S Malik Hooker and rookie S Israel Mukuamu are the three players added to COVID-19 protocol.
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The entire Cowboys’ coaching staff is vaccinated against COVID-19, while 93% of players have been vaccinated, according to the team.
Lamb is entering his second season with Dallas and is regarded as a potential breakout star after totaling 935 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie. Hooker, a former first-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts who has battled injuries in the past, signed with the Cowboys in late July.
Mukuamu, meanwhile, was one of the team’s two sixth-round selections in April’s draft.