nationalCowboys strength coach Paul undergoing medical tests after being rushed to hospital
Cowboys strength coach Paul rushed to hospital

Cowboys strength coach Paul undergoing medical tests after being rushed to hospital

The Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul was rushed to a local hospital near the team’s practice facilities in neighboring Frisco early Tuesday morning after he went through what the team called a medical emergency.

When he began to fall ill, the Cowboys medical personnel on hand treated Paul, 54, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning before he was transported to a local hospital via ambulance. Shortly after 10 a.m., the team said that Paul’s illness was a “non-COVID related medical emergency involving a staff member.” Head coach Mike McCarthy informed the team of the news in an already-planned meeting at 8:05 a.m.

“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,” the Cowboys said in a statement.

Paul entered the league after playing five seasons for the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive back from 1989-93. Before that, Paul played four years for the Syracuse Orange.

Paul entered the coaching ranks in 1998 and has experience with the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and New York Giants. He spent the previous 11 seasons as the Giants’ strength coach before joining the Cowboys coaching staff in 2018. For more sports coverage, click here.

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