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Ezekiel Elliott among several Cowboys & Texans players infected by coronavirus

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

DALLAS, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for Covid-19, a source close to him told ABC affiliate WFAA.

According to the source, Elliott is “fine” and has no symptoms. He was tested because someone he’d been in contact with tested positive for the virus.

The news about Elliott came after a report by NFL Network, which said that several Cowboys and Houston Texas players had contracted the virus.

None of the players were in the teams’ facilities and both teams followed proper health protocols, according to the report.

When asked about the report, Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones only said that he was “unable to comment on personal health of our employees”.

While Cowboys coaches have been permitted to be at the team’s facility since June 5, there is still no set date for non-rehabbing players to return. Dallas is set to play in the league’s preseason opener on Aug. 6.

Previously in the NFL, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen tested positive for Covid-19.

Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, was the first NFL figure to test positive back in March.

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