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Cowboys put RT Terence Steele on COVID-19 list; starter to miss Thursday vs. Saints

The Dallas Cowboys continue to deal with COVID-19 issues as we move deeper into the 2021 season.

The club announced on Sunday that right-wing tackle Terence Steele has been placed on its COVID-19 list and will miss Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Steele had started the last 10 games for the Cowboys. From weeks 2-8 he started with the right tackle. When Tyron Smith was injured, Steele started off the left side for three games. He returned to tackle in the Thanksgiving loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

With Steele out, La’el Collins is lining up for his fifth start of the season.

The Cowboys have been tackling several COVID-19 issues in recent weeks, most notably missing star receiver Amari Cooper, who Dallas hopes to get back this week. Additionally, several coaches also missed Thanksgiving and are expected to be out for Week 13, including offensive line coach Joe Philbin.

Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Sunday that the Cowboys will test every day through Tuesday following the results of COVID-19 positives, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.