Dalton: COVID 'hit me hard' after concussion

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FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton does not quite remember everything about the play that knocked him out for a week because of a concussion, but he remembers everything about dealing with the coronavirus that forced him to miss a game on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

“The COVID, it hit me hard the first day I had it, then it gradually started feeling better,” said Dalton, who said he is still trying to get back his smell and taste as he prepares to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. “By the end of it, I was ready to get out of quarantine and get back up here.”

When Dalton returned to The Star last week during the Cowboys’ bye, he had to finish going through the concussion protocols. Because he was quarantined, he had been unable to finish those.

“It was a crazy three weeks for me, but I’m glad to be on the other side of it,” Dalton said. “I’m glad to be back with everybody and through those three weeks.”

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