Amari Cooper was greatly missed on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys took the field against the Kansas City Chiefs. Dak Prescott and the offense as a whole could get nothing done as they could only manage three fileds in the entire game.
Prescott and the Cowboys won’t have much time to think things through considering it’s a short week before facing the Las Vegas Raiders at AT&T Stadium in what will be the second game missed by Cooper — who tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend and must be quarantined for 10 days before returning.
That mandate is due to Cooper being unvaccinated.
Dak Prescott came to the defense of his teammate when asked about it. Prescott said: “That’s my teammate. That’s my brother. I will continue to support him.”
“That’s his decision, as I said way back in training camp when you guys asked me this question. So yeah, unfortunate we’re not having him but I know he’ll come back and be beneficial for us in the late part of the season.”
“I mean, yeah it’s unfortunate not having him,” Prescott told reporters, per USA TODAY Sports. “But to say ‘the decision he made,’ I mean me (being) vaccinated, I could get out and be out two games. So let’s not try to knock the guy or put the guy down for a personal decision.”
Prescott explained that if he tested positive as a vaccinated player, he would likely miss at least two games, like Cooper.
“I pretty much would (be),” Prescott said. “You give me the number of people who have flashed back vaccinated or unvaccinated in that time and tested out.”
Prescott racked up just 216 passing yards while throwing two interceptions. His wide receivers caught just 13 passes for 105 yards during the game. Not helping matters was CeeDee Lamb exiting the game with a concussion.