This NFL season has brought with it unprecedented challenges and part of those has been the necessary re-scheduling of games due to complications presented by COVID-19.
To this point we had not seen the Dallas Cowboys have their schedule impacted by matters as a result of the coronavirus, but they have had to place two players, Andy Dalton and Tyrone Crawford, on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Both have already returned and played for the team since then.
Dallas is coming off of a forgetful performance on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Football Team and was scheduled to visit the Baltimore Ravens this coming Thursday night. As the game against Washington was ending it was reported that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 and since then more news has come out that has made their next game up against the Pittsburgh Steelers far more difficult.
The Dallas Cowboys will now visit the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, December 7th
Baltimore and Pittsburgh were originally scheduled to play each other on Thanksgiving night, but it was re-scheduled to Sunday afternoon on Wednesday. It has now been reported that the game will actually be played on Tuesday night (six days after it was originally re-scheduled). It was also reported afterwards that the Cowboys will visit the Ravens on Monday, December 7th.
Ravens-Steelers being tentatively moved from Sunday to Tuesday night, per @diannaESPN and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2020
Schedule update: Ravens-Steelers moved to Tuesday at 8 pm ET on NBC. pic.twitter.com/TCP39qkW3O— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) November 27, 2020
Mike McCarthy briefly touched on this issue during his Friday press conference and said that if the game between Dallas and Baltimore is re-scheduled then they would treat next week as a normal one after giving the team some time off. He added that he felt this would be much needed given the emotional toll that this week has been with the passing of strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul.