Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said “knock on wood” Thursday morning when discussing his players’ avoidance of COVID-19 this season.
Apparently, not loudly enough.
Safety Darian Thompson tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be available Sunday against the New York Giants, a source said Friday. He and defensive tackle Justin Hamilton were both placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but it was not immediately disclosed whether Hamilton contracted COVID-19 or is a high-risk close contact.
The Cowboys altered their Friday schedule, holding virtual meetings without any on-field activities. McCarthy said all players were instructed to stay home, as coaches reported to The Star. The team is expected to hold a practice at The Star on Saturday before its flight that afternoon.