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.
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.
Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Clayton Kershaw pulled up to Dirk's jersey retirement game 👏 pic.twitter.com/agZJyCBXsu
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 6, 2022
Micah Parsons has this to say following his positive test.
I saddened by the news I feel like I let my team down and Dallas cowboys nation! I’ll be back better than ever!! I’m only going to be more hungry! See you soon #lion🦁
— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) January 5, 2022
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.
He’s not vaccinated on top of that.
The #Cowboys have placed star WR Amari Cooper on the COVID-19 list, knocking him out Sunday and putting his availability for Thursday in doubt as well.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2021
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.
Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Clayton Kershaw in attendance for Mavs-Warriors and the Dirk Nowitzki jersey retirement. pic.twitter.com/NDfuJsNI0Z
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 6, 2022
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.
🤠 Amari Cooper
🤠 CeeDee Lamb
🤠 Michael Gallup
Where does this group rank among the NFL’s WR trios? pic.twitter.com/gpBHSMIAyH
— PFF (@PFF) August 11, 2021
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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