BREAKING: NFL Postpones Washington vs. Eagles; How Will Dallas Cowboys Be Impacted?
Numerous news shops are as of Friday reporting that the NFL is postponing Week 14 video games, including Washington vs. Philadelphia, attributable to the COVID breakout among some groups.
The Dallas Cowboys are no longer on that listing, without a player at this time in COVID protocol as receiver Cedrick Wilson rejoined the group on Friday.
But that would now not imply postponements can also no longer impact Dallas.
Let's resolve on one particular NFC East foe and its issue, and then tie it relief to Dallas.
Whereas the Cowboys are no longer on "the listing,'' the Washington Soccer Crew is obviously on it.
The WFT has a COVID-19 issue. But postponing video games is ... advanced. And that makes Washington's issue each person's issue.
With starting up quarterback Taylor Heinicke added to the WFT reserve/COVID-19 listing on Friday, no longer most productive is that franchise in dire straits neatly being-wise, the issue poses a risk to the Philadelphia Eagles as neatly. That's one NFC East-linked issue.
But there are extra.
With 22 gamers now in COVID protocols, and extra sure checks creating every day for Washington, the issue exists now. With Week 14 postponed - the WFT vs. Eagles sport has been moved from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT ... how does that vow that gamers shall be extra healthy three days later? A month from now? A 365 days from now?
When would a sport be rescheduled that could well perchance advance with any guarantee of improved roster neatly being? What of "aggressive balance'' if it involves a bunch taking part in two video games in one week, or in enduring the ramifications of a simply canceled sport?
What if Dallas ends up a success the NFC East due to the forfeit? Or, no longer lower than this: With the WFT taking part in on Tuesday at Philadelphia and then taking part in all but again, on the avenue, gorgeous about a days afterward Sunday at Dallas .. neatly, that's "aggressive imbalance.''
The on the spot pondering: Taking part in and enticing with one other group opens the door for a "spreader'' issue. Arguably, that could well perchance be too phenomenal for the NFL to risk. So the league is trying to decrease the risk, with a variety of video games also on the switch.
By the system, Dallas' foe this week, the Giants, now own seven defensive backs in COVID protocol. So, the impact is ... all one of the very best ways by strategy of the attach.
Earlier than the 2021 season, the NFL informed organizations it wouldn't trot as far because it did in 2020 to reschedule or switch video games for COVID-19 bothered groups.
In actual fact, if issues bought in actuality atrocious for a bunch or two right by strategy of the 365 days, it can perchance make a selection to own a franchise forfeit sport(s) in lieu of rearranging schedules prefer it did within the pre-vaccine days of professional football.
Final 365 days, when the Tennessee Titans had 23 individuals of its organization hit with the virus, the NFL took perfect thing in regards to the reality it took attach in Week 4 and moved issues spherical.
The Titans did play the Pittsburgh Steelers within the shatter, most productive weeks later than first and necessary intended.
Twice, the league postponed video games in 2020 for the Novel England Patriots. As soon as when quarterback Cam Newton tested sure, and all but again when cornerback Stefon Gilmore became impacted.
Now, the Washington Soccer Crew has 22 individuals of its roster on its listing. To switch from rearranging schedules in 2020, to doing nothing in 2021, wouldn't appear to indicate the shift in conserving organizations the system the league proclaimed it became aiming to assassinate.
This 365 days is a variety of.
The logistics are tough. So are concerns of finance and earnings. The NFL has a super issue - and a super decision - on its hands. Attributable to Washington's issue can unfold ... and switch into Dallas' issue, too.
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