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Report: Multiple Texans, Cowboys Players Test Positive For COVID-19

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Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the Coronavirus numbers.

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Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, multiple Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys players have tested positive for COVID-19.

One large name in that bunch also happens to be Ezekiel Elliott. As none of the players have been to team facilities either, they likely contracted the virus on their own. As of right now, it’s not known which Texans were infected. If Zeke’s reaction is any indication, players might like to keep it that way.

With the state of Texas looking to move into Phase III of its “master plan”, this won’t be the last time we see something like this. Numbers have spiked, hospitalizations are up, and restrictions are being relaxed. The NFL has allowed coaches to return to team facilities. The league also recently sent a memo detailing necessary changes and reconfigurations that each team must make before players are allowed back.

This is all well and good. However, it remains to be seen if we’re truly out of the woods with the pandemic. One can only hope that things move in a positive direction. Otherwise, we may find ourselves with greater problems than just a lack of sporting events to watch as the summer moves into the fall.