Cowboys will be without two coaches on Thursday due to the COVID-19 protocol

The Dallas Cowboys have announced that the team will be without two of their coaches for Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders due to COVID-19.

Offensive line coach Joe Philbin and assistant strength and conditioning coach Kendall Smith will not be at the game due to COVID protocol. The team did not clarify whether this was due to positive test results.

Assistant coach Jeff Blasko takes over from Philbin.

The Cowboys will also be without wide receiver Amari Cooper due to a recent positive COVID-19 test and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb due to a concussion he sustained Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFC East-leading Cowboys are expecting the return of left tackle Tyron Smith, who missed the last three games due to an ankle injury.

The Cowboys will try to get back into the victory column after losing 19-9 to the Chiefs. The Raiders have lost three games in a row.

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