Less than 48 hours after their hard-fought loss to Dallas, the Washington Football Team has added several names to their Reserve/COVID list, including five defensive players who logged snaps against the Cowboys on Sunday.
WFT’s roster moves represented just a portion of a new virus mini-outbreak across the NFL, one that has prompted seven teams- as of Tuesday afternoon- to go virtual once again and resurrected fears that games could start to be moved or even forfeited if the rise in cases continues.
The Cowboys have not announced any new COVID cases since wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was placed on the club’s watchlist (and cornerback Nahshon Wright was removed from it) Monday. But after Washington’s announcement, the three-plus hours of close contact at FedEx Field over the weekend will no doubt have Dallas watching their personnel closely as they prepare to travel to New York to face the Giants.
Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney entered the protocol Monday.
In Washington, cornerback Kendall Fuller and defensive tackle Tim Settle were placed on the list Tuesday, joining Monday’s adds: defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, linebacker David Mayo, and defensive end William Bradley-King.
All were active during Sunday’s Week 14 meeting with Dallas. Allen registered seven tackles, a sack, and two quarterback hits. Fuller logged six tackles, Settle notched three, Mayo had one, and Bradley-King was involved in the scuffle with Cowboys lineman La’el Collins after making a sideline hit on Dak Prescott.
WFT now has ten players on COVID lists, all but one coming from their already-depleted defense. One Washington staffer has reportedly tested positive for the Omicron variant. The team has now entered the league’s enhanced mitigation protocol entering their Week 15 divisional game versus Philadelphia.
While the Cowboys reported no new virus activity on Tuesday, there are growing concerns that the COVID numbers will continue to rise, adding to the 60-plus new names from just the past two days.
3 Stars: Cowboys DL challenges for title of team’s most impressive unit
Cowboys News: Ezekiel Elliott related to teammate , Collins may escape punch suspension
Perceptive Perspective: Truths about Cowboys’ season, NFC playoff picture in Week 15
Like this article?
Sign up for the Cowboys Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning
An error has occured
Please re-enter your email address.
Thanks for signing up!
You’ll now receive the top Cowboys Wire stories each day directly in your inbox.