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.
Not only will the Cowboys not have LVE, a source says LB coach Ben Bloom is expected to miss the Pats game with Illness and personal issue. @dmn_cowboys— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 24, 2019
There has been wide spread illness issues for the Cowboys this week and Bloom was caught up in that.
Flu is going around at the Cowboys facility. QB Dak Prescott to took some preventative meds Friday. LB Joe Thomas, S Donovan Wilson have missed all week with. LB coach Ben Bloom has it. LB Justin March had in infection. CB Jordan Lewis and S Xavier Woods are recovering from it.— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 22, 2019
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.