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Report: Cowboys coach Ben Bloom to miss game in New England due to illness and personal issue

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An update on Coach Bloom.

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We have known for a few days now that the Dallas Cowboys are going to be operating on the road on Sunday against the New England Patriots without star linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. On Saturday evening, we found out they’d be missing someone else.

As if matters weren’t already a little bit difficult for the Cowboys linebackers while down Vander Esch, they will also apparently be without their position coach. The Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday evening that linebackers coach Ben Bloom will be absent from the team’s game at New England due to illness and a personal issue.

There has been wide spread illness issues for the Cowboys this week and Bloom was caught up in that.

Without Bloom, Dallas will be leaning on Sean Lee as a coach on the field and now on the sidelines as well. We know that Lee has that leadership capability, and it will be put to the test in one of the NFL’s most hostile environments.