Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul hospitalized after medical emergency

Ruben Hill
November 25, 2020

Scary morning at the Dallas Cowboys' facility. the team has canceled practice and its media availabilities after a staff member reportedly suffered a serious medical issue Tuesday.

The team says the incident occurred a little before 7:30 this morning and Paul received treatment from team medical personnel before being taken to the hospital.

Paul is now undergoing further medical tests and "additional information will be made available at the appropriate time", per the Cowboys.

Paul tallied a school-record 19 interceptions during his illustrious career at SU from 1984 to 1988. A two-time finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's top defensive back, Paul was also named to the Syracuse All-Century team in 1999.

The Chicago Bears drafted Paul in 1989, and he retired with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993.

He has been the head of the Cowboys' strength staff since 2018.

Paul, now in his 21st season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, spent the previous 11 years in that capacity with the N.Y. Giants.

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