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Cowboys, Texans players test positive for coronavirus, sources say

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Cowboys, Texans players test positive for coronavirus, sources say

Texas has forged ahead with an aggressive reopening plan, and the number of coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise.

Players from the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, including star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Around 30 minutes later, Rapoport reported that Elliott's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, confirmed to him that Elliott had tested positive and that he "is feeling good".

Don't look for a lot of these confirmations to come from the teams themselves because of privacy concerns, but as agents, sources, and the players themselves are open to confirming positive tests, we'll hear about it.

While the state of Texas has been increasingly optimistic about the potential for pro sports being played in the state once the calendar turns to fall, both of the state's National Football League teams have had a handful of players contract the coronavirus in recent weeks.

Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller detailed his experience with COVID-19 last month. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and even death. He missed all of training camp last year in a contract holdout, eventually signing a six-year, $90-million U.S. extension a few days before the start of the season.

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