Michael Irvin, member of the professional soccer Hall of Fame and living legend of the Dallas Cowboys recently hit his former team for failing to reach the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold among players that allows for the removal of some virus-related protocols and restrictions before the training ground opens on Wednesday.
For Kevin Patra On the NFL website, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was more optimistic about the situation when he spoke to reporters Wednesday.
“Let me say this regarding our team and their vaccinations. Everyone here, including you, everyone here at what we call Level 1, 2 or 3, is vaccinated for the most part, if you give me 99% as most part. , from that point of view, “Jones explained. “There could be one or two that are not. From the players’ point of view, we have what I call ‘pending’, which is committed, but at a different stage of whether they need two vaccine injections and have one or two. if they’re waiting a period of time for them to get vaccinated and go through protocol. We have, out of our 90 players here, we have a handful that, in my opinion, have yet to commit to this. A handful – and one hand is five. Several, in my mind, on that finger of five, are on their way to potentially getting their shot. So that’s where we are in relation to the league at 77%. We are very satisfied with where the Dallas Cowboys are in regards to. to our competition in the coming weeks. “
Jones added that the Cowboys are on their way to “being able to play anyone” they want during the Hall of Fame Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 5 and also said he believes “we are one of the leaders” when it comes to to vaccines. .
Jones’ last comment is not mathematically accurate, as it was reported last friday that at least 13 NFL teams had met or exceeded the 85% vaccination mark. Those league-wide numbers will likely only increase as training camp approaches and unvaccinated players must face the reality of living and working by guidelines similar to those used last year.