During the Dallas Cowboys’ home opener against the New York Jets, defensive line coach Sharrif Floyd was taken to the Cowboys locker room for evaluation in the third quarter. According to CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson, Floyd fainted but was able to walk to the locker room with assistance.
After the game, Floyd was transported to the hospital.
“Sharrif was sent to the hospital. That’s all the information I have. We were being cautious with what happened and feel confident in the updates we’ve received.”
The incident occurred when Micah Parsons fumbled at the Jets 37-yard line, originally ruled as a 37-yard touchdown. Floyd, a former University of Florida player, joined the Cowboys coaching staff in February 2023 after playing four seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.
Many fans have offered their support and prayers for Floyd’s health:
Floyd, 32, played five seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings from 2013 to 2017. He joined the Cowboys’ coaching staff in February as an assistant defensive line coach. In 2018, Floyd made headlines when he sued renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews for $180 million, alleging that Andrews’ use of a pain blocker during a knee surgery caused muscle and nerve damage two years earlier. After filing the lawsuit, Floyd did not play in the NFL again.