The Dallas Cowboys recently received some tough news when it was announced that defensive star Micah Parsons and offensive lineman Tyron Smith were placed on the reserve/COVID list, among others. Parsons, who was seated courtside without a mask at the Dallas Mavericks-Denver Nuggets game at American Airlines arena, per Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, technically didn’t violate the NFL protocols, being a vaccinated player. However, Cooper, who is unvaccinated, could face punishment from the NFL. Here’s why.

Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper did exactly what teammate Micah Parsons did, attending an NBA game while not wearing a mask. The NFL strongly recommends that vaccinated players, like Parsons and CeeDee Lamb, wear a mask.