Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy has entered COVID-19 protocols and won’t be on the sideline for Thursday night’s game in New Orleans.
McCarthy was placed in the protocols as a result of testing positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini.
Cowboys’ HC Mike McCarthy has tested positive for COVID, sources tell @diannaESPN and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 29, 2021
The team says McCarthy will be involved in all meetings virtually and will direct game preparations.
There was no immediate word who would fill the interim role on the sideline against the Saints.
McCarthy is the sixth Dallas coach or staff member missing the New Orleans trip because of COVID-19.
Right tackle Terence Steele also is out after a positive test.
McCarthy was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 until 2018, when he was replaced by Matt LaFleur.