FRISCO, Texas: Dallas receiver Amari Cooper has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss the Cowboys’ game in Kansas City on Sunday.
The timing of the move raises questions about Cooper’s availability for a Thanksgiving game against his former team, the Las Vegas Raiders, on Friday.
Cooper is second only to CD Lamb in catches, yards, and touchdowns. Cooper has 44 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns.
The seventh year’s absence of a pro comes back in the second game for receiver Michael Gallup, who missed seven games after straining a calf in the opener.
The Cowboys have had the depth to absorb the loss of what is considered their No. 1 receiver since he was acquired from the Raiders in a midseason trade in 2018.
In addition to receiving Lamb’s team-leading six touchdowns, Cedric Wilson has three. Malik Turner has his first career two-TD game this season, though the Cowboys then both went down 30 in a 30-16 loss to Denver.
Although Cooper has frequently struggled with injuries since coming to Dallas, he hasn’t missed a game since the trade. The absence of COVID-19 would put an end to 50 consecutive regular-season games with the Cowboys.
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