Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus which has caused a global pandemic. Elliott’s agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed the news to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott is one of the players who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, his agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed to me. Arceneaux said Elliott is feeling good.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
Elliott is the latest player in the NFL to test positive for COVID-19, with Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller notably publicly sharing his diagnosis back in April, following New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton becoming the first person associated with the NFL diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-March.
Coming off his third Pro Bowl season in his four years in the league, Elliott posted 1,357 rushing yards, 1,777 all-purpose yards, and 14 combined rushing and receiving touchdowns. Despite his impressive showing the Cowboys only managed to amass a record of 8-8, resulting in them missing out on the postseason and costing then-Head Coach Jason Garrett his job.