5 Steelers Players Now on COVID-19 List After Sunday's Win Over Cowboys

Fans wait in line to enter AT&T Stadium for a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 8, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
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Five Pittsburgh Steelers players are being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and being quarantined following their win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Arlington, the team announced Tuesday morning.

On Monday, the team first placed tight end Vance McDonald on the reserve/COVID-19 list before placing four more players -- quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins, running back Jaylen Samuels and linebacker Vince Williams -- into quarantine.

McDonald played 24 snaps against the Cowboys Sunday -- 20 on offense and four on special teams -- according to Pro Football Reference.

The Steelers said all five will be isolated and must pass COVID-19 tests throughout the week before they are potentially eligible to play against the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Sunday. The players are permitted to take part in virtual meetings.

The Pittsburgh statement said the team was working with the NFL and medical advisors to complete contact tracing.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the Cowboys would not practice Wednesday as a precaution and move team meetings online.

Saturday, Pittsburgh announced that a staff member quarantined after receiving a positive COVID-19 test, according to

There are no known cases of an NFL player contracting the coronavirus from an opponent, according to Michael Gehlken, who covers the Cowboys for NBC 5's media partner The Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys are on a bye this week.

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