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Dallas Cowboys Strength Coach Rushed to Hospital After Medical Emergency: Report

by Josh Lanier
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The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice on Tuesday after the team’s strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul collapsed, ESPN reported. The team said it was a non-coronavirus medical incident.

It’s another big blow to the team who has struggled on and off the field this season.

Paul, 54, was still undergoing testing at a Texas hospital Tuesday afternoon. No more information was provided. But reporter former reporter Josina Anderson said team doctors had to give Paul “serious medical attention” before he was taken to the hospital, TMZ first reported.

Paul has been with the Cowboys since Feb. 2018. Paul has won three Super Bowl championships with the Patriots and two with the Giants as a member of the coaching staff. He played for Syracuse from 1984-1988. He spent five years in the NFL, playing for the Bears, Buccaneers and Saints. Paul made 30 starts during his pro playing career.

The Cowboys will play Washington on Thanksgiving in Dallas. Both teams are 3-7, but Dallas is coming off a big win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys Release Statement on Markus Paul

The team released a statement following the announcement on Tuesday.

“Shortly before 7:30 a.m. this morning, Dallas Cowboys Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Markus Paul experienced a medical emergency. Paul was immediately treated by Cowboys medical personnel and transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
“As per the Paul family, Markus is in the process of undergoing further medical tests. …
“The Dallas Cowboys players and staff attended a pre-scheduled 8:05 a.m. team meeting this morning. And they were told by head coach Mike McCarthy that today’s practice, scheduled for 11:30 a.m., would be cancelled.

The organization extends its prayers and support to the Paul family, and asks for friends and followers of Markus, his family and the team to keep them in their thoughts and prayers.”