Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones says he has No Problem with the Dallas Cowboys vaccination rate(Thoughts or Comments ???)

Jerry Jones ‘very satisfied’ with Cowboys’ COVID-19 vaccination rate
from Zac Wassink with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys living legend Michael Irvin recently slammed his former team for not reaching the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold among players that allows for the removal of some virus-related protocols and restrictions ahead of the opening of training camp Wednesday.

Per Kevin Patra of the NFL’s website, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was more optimistic about the situation when speaking with reporters Wednesday.

“Let me say this regarding our team and its vaccines. Everybody here, including you, everybody here in what we call Tier 1, 2 or 3, is vaccinated for the most part, if you’ll give me 99% as for the most part, from that standpoint,” Jones explained. “There could be one or two that aren’t. From the standpoint of the players, we have what I call ‘in the pipeline’ — that’s committed but at some various stage of whether they need two vaccine shots and they have one or whether they’re waiting a period of time so that they can have their vaccine and go through the protocol. We have, out of our 90 players here, we have a handful that, in my mind, have still to commit to this. A handful — and a hand is five. Several, in my mind, in that finger of five, are on their way to potentially having their vaccine. So, that’s where we are relative to the league at some 77%. We’re very satisfied at where the Dallas Cowboys are as far as looking at our competition in the next few weeks ahead.”

Jones added the Cowboys are on track to “be able to play anybody” they wish during the Hall of Fame Game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 5 and also said he thinks “we’re one of the leaders” as it pertains to vaccinations.

Jones’ last comment isn’t mathematically accurate, as it was reported last Friday that at least 13 NFL teams had hit or exceeded the 85% vaccination mark. Those league-wide numbers likely only will increase as training camp approaches and unvaccinated players must face the reality of living and working under guidelines similar to those used last year.

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  1. I think I heard Wake Forest football(head coach Dave Clawson speaking) had 126 of 129 football players vaccinated…At Wake Forest University, if you want to attend college there in the Fall, you can not come on campus and attend classes if you are not vaccinated….Must have the shot if you want to be a student this Fall at Wake Forest…They are a private school, so they can set their standards as they want them, and if you don’t follow the rules, no school, and no football….
    Why can’t the pro football teams do the same thing??? A pro football team is a private business, owned by individual private businessmen, so why can’t they set the standard of no shot, no play, and therefore no PAY….
    Get your shot/vaccination, or don’t show up for football practice in late July…The Green Bay Packers may an exception to the standard, since they are a public-owned football team…..
    You can’t do it with the high schools that are public high schools, but you could make the COVID-19 shots/vaccinations mandatory for the private schools, that play football….(You would think the public school kids would want to go ahead and get the shot, since those that have been most recently infected by the COVID-19 Virus, have been those who did not get the shot.)
    Just a few thoughts, and with the Virus making a comeback under different forms/variations, those that have got the shot, case is closed, for those who did not get their shot, you might end up being shot out of luck…..

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