According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, missing meetings has been a recurring issue for the Dallas receiver. They've decided to punish him by leaving him out of the biggest game they'll play this regular season against the Giants (8-4) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The 24-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic University is known more for his gimmick rushing plays and return acumen than anything. In two seasons, he has eight total catches for 56 yards. This season, he has 19 punt returns and 10 kick returns.
As the Cowboys get deeper into this historically good run, Whitehead would do well to get back in the team's good graces. A dependable returner, Whitehead could see his role taken away down the stretch if the team cannot depend on him to show up on time.