While appearing as a guest on a Philadelphia radio show last week, Adam Schefter, ESPN's veteran National Football League reporter, told 97.5 The Fanatic about a dinner between the two stars who both subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
The Dolphins' matchup against the Jets gives the Dolphins the opportunity to have a record of.500 or better on the season for the first time since Week 16 of the 2018 season - and just one season after the team started its rebuild past year. But Cowart's positive test which came Sunday morning led to New England vs. Denver game being postponed into week 6.
Asymptomatic players can return if 10 days have passed since the initial positive test or if five days have passed since the initial positive test and the player receives two consecutive negative PCR virus tests at least 24 hours apart. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the game, originally scheduled for Monday afternoon, will be moved to Sunday, Oct. 18.
The Patriots re-opened their facility and held a walkthrough practice on Saturday after having worked remotely on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday following positive test results from cornerback Stephon Gilmore and practice squad defensive tackle Bill Murray. It is unclear when the Dolphins and Broncos will make up their game. With that, they're on track to play the Bills on Tuesday night.
The NFL is saying the Dolphins-Broncos game will be rescheduled but no word on a date at this time. Saturday's meeting would have been the only practice the Patriots had ahead of their game against the Broncos. If a team needs a second game postponed, the schedule becomes more complicated.