Washington LB Davis eliminated against Cowboys as a COVID-19 precautionary measure | Health


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Washington rookie linebacker Jamin Davis is inactive against the Dallas Cowboys after reporting possible symptoms of COVID-19 to team medics before the game.

The club said there was not enough time to process a COVID-19 test for Davis before the 90-minute pre-game deadline to report inactive players. As a result, the 19th overall pick in this year’s draft was retained.

Davis suffered from a shoulder injury, but was a full participant in training Thursday before being held up on Friday for what was listed as a reason unrelated to injury.

Davis was due to call up defensive plays with linebacker Cole Holcomb on the COVID-19 reserve list and safety Landon Collins (foot) and cornerback William Jackson III (calf) were also ruled out.

Running back Antonio Gibson is active for Washington despite a toe injury similar to the one that derailed him late last season.

Dallas left tackle Tyron Smith will miss a second straight game and a fifth overall with an ankle injury.

The Cowboys won two safe defensive backs Donovan Wilson and cornerback Maurice Canady. Wilson had missed the last five games with shoulder and chest injuries. Canady hadn’t played since week 6 due to a concussion.

Other inactive for Washington are Curtis Samuel, Brian Johnson, Antonio Gandy-Golden, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and cornerbacks William Jackson III and Corn Elder.

Other inactive Dallas are quarterback Will Grier, security Israel Mukuamu and cornerback Kyron Brown, who had been promoted from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.

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