The Dallas Cowboys announced on Wednesday that strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul has died at the age of 54.
The Cowboys canceled practice on Tuesday due to a non-COVID related medical emergency involving Paul. Paul was taken to the hospital at the time and was said to be on life support. A few reports on Tuesday prematurely said that Paul had died. The Cowboys announced on Wednesday that Paul had died.
Jerry Jones and Mike McCarthy issued statements about Paul’s death.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 25, 2020
Paul had been with the Cowboys since 2018 and worked as a strength coach for 22 years. He played in the NFL for five seasons, mostly with the Chicago Bears and briefly with Tampa Bay. A defensive back, Paul had seven interceptions during his NFL career. He played college ball at Syracuse.
Paul was featured in a video the Cowboys shared in March to show fans ways they could work out at home while under quarantine.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) March 23, 2020
The cause of death is pending.