Two Cowboys Miss Thanksgiving Game Due to COVID-19 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The team said two Dallas Cowboys assistant coaches will miss Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game against the Las Vegas Raiders due to COVID-19 protocols.
The Cowboys announced shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday that offensive line coach Joe Philbin and assistant strength and conditioning coach Kendall Smith will not be in the game.
The team said the role of Philbin will be played by assistant attacking coach Jeff Blasco.
The Cowboys will miss a coach for the second time in three games due to health and safety protocols. Skip Beatty, the running coach, missed the previous home game against Atlanta.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper, who has not been vaccinated, missed Sunday’s game against the Chiefs after being put on the COVID list and will also miss Thursday’s game. CeeDee Lamb, who suffered a concussion in the Chief’s match, will miss Thursday’s gameAnd NFL says.
The Raiders will be without linebacker coach Richard Smith due to COVID-19 protocols. His duties are absorbed by the defensive apparatus.
The Cowboys and Raiders starts at 3:30 PM
NBC5 and The Associated Press.