Head coach Mike McCarthy said Cooper (illness) is on track to rejoin the Cowboys for practice Monday, assuming he clears all remaining COVID-19 protocols, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

As an unvaccinated player who tested positive for the virus Nov. 19, Cooper was subject to an automatic 10-day quarantine and missed two games in the process. Sunday marks the final day of Cooper's isolation period, and based on McCarthy's comments, the wideout is either no longer testing positive or has experienced a reduction in any lingering COVID-19-related symptoms. That being said, McCarthy noted that in order to play in the Cowboys' upcoming game Thursday against the Saints, Cooper will need to prove that the 10-day absence didn't hinder him from a conditioning standpoint. The short week is less than ideal for Cooper as he looks to get back up to full speed, but if he's back on the field Monday as expected, he'll at least benefit from a normal three-day slate of practices leading up to game day. Meanwhile, fellow wideout CeeDee Lamb (concussion) took part in Sunday's workout as a full participant, putting him in good shape to clear the NFL's five-step protocol for head injuries ahead of the Week 12 game after he sat out the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day loss to the Raiders.

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