The Cowboys’ charter leaves for training camp Tuesday, so they aren’t getting to the NFL’s 85 percent vaccination threshold before practice begins. But the team is moving closer.
It is unclear how close “close” is.
Still, it is not the 85 percent necessary for relaxed COVID-19 protocols.
Teams are required to have some method of easily identifying vaccinated individuals, using color-coded wristbands, credentials or another similar method. Fully vaccinated players face relaxed protocols for 2021.
Unvaccinated players are required to undergo daily testing, to wear masks and to practice social distancing. They are prohibited from eating meals with teammates, from using the sauna or steam room and from leaving the team hotel while traveling for road games.