‘We’ve Got To Be Cautious’| Dallas Cowboys CeeDee Lamb And Amari Cooper Face Fine After Being Maskless At Mavericks Game

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Cowboys starting wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw were spotted sitting courtside on Wednesday night at the Mavericks versus Warriors NBA game without masks.

This comes two days after starting linebacker Micah Parsons was seen maskless at the Mavericks versus Nuggets game on Monday.

Parsons tested positive on Wednesday and has entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol. In addition to looking like knuckleheads, they could be fined. The worst case scenario is that they test positive for COVID-19, jeopardizing their chances of possibly being available for Sunday’s regular season finale. Every Cowboys fan’s worst nightmare is losing these guys for the team’s first-round playoff matchup next week.

Micah Parsons has this to say following his positive test.

Lamb And Cooper’s Actions Came Hours After Dak Pleaded With Team: Be Smart

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pleaded with his teammates to make wise decisions following Wednesday’s practice.

“We’ve seen the numbers go up the past few weeks. We’ve got to be cautious, protecting yourself, trying to stay away from big crowds, limiting the people you’re around and doing all the things you can to control it.
No one can pinpoint or truly where you were picking it up, where people are getting it from right now. But we can do the best to control our surroundings.”

Cooper has already missed time during the season for COVID, causing turmoil within the organization and offering ammunition for pro-vaccine talking heads.

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He’s not vaccinated on top of that.

Looks like Dallas is lacking a true voice of leadership in the locker room, because the captain’s request was straight ignored. Are we dealing with a team full of prima donnas? Makes you wonder if some of Dallas’ inconsistencies this season stem from a lack of cohesion off the field and a false sense of superiority on it.

The Cowboys placed Parsons in COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday and on Thursday starting left tackle Tyron Smith and starting cornerback Anthony Brown were both added to the list.

Cowboys Don’t Need Any Extra Outside Noise

The Cowboys — a team that’s won three playoff games since 1996 — don’t need any extra noise hindering their goals of reaching a Super Bowl. The team lost starting wide receiver Michael Gallup for the season to a torn ACL on Sunday, so there’s no real wiggle room for the “Boys” as pertains to the availability of both Lamb and Cooper. Their actions showed a complete lack of accountability and maturity with the playoffs starting in a week.

Now the fan base is nervous and wondering if their two outside playmakers will test positive. If they do, that changes everything.  Dallas will absolutely need both receivers in what is looking like a playoff game rematch between the Cowboys and Cardinals. The Red Birds hung on to survive Dallas 25-22 at AT&T Stadium last Sunday.

Down the aforementioned Gallup, and a hobbled Zeke Elliott, the Cowboys can’t afford to be without either of their dynamic wide receivers. The youth on Dallas is really glaring right now with the decisions that the players are making. Ain’t nothing changed with Jerry Jones’ team. The Cowboys still have a propensity to stumble over their own feet in the season’s biggest moments.


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JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.