WFT lose star pass rusher Montez Sweat to COVID for crucial game vs. Cowboys

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The Washington Football Team was dealt yet another blow on Wednesday morning.

Montez Sweat, who was expected to return from the IR this week, is now out for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys because he has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced  

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Because Sweat is unvaccinated, he is to miss at least 10 days, which means he could return for Week 15 against the Eagles if he clears all protocols, but he will not be able to practice with the team.

Washington is already dealing with a handful of injuries, having placed tight end Logan Thomas on the injured reserve with a knee injury and running back J.D. McKissic and safety Landon Collins still questionable to return this week as well.

Sweat’s return would have been a big boost for Washington, which is also without Chase Young who tore his ACL earlier this season.

Washington has stormed back into the playoff picture with four straight wins and is currently 6-6 and hold the No. 6 seed in the NFC.

The Cowboys remain two games ahead of them in the NFC East, making Sunday’s game a pivotal one for Washington’s chances at the division.

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