Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has suffered a knee injury during training camp on Monday. It was originally believed to be an ACL tear, but an MRI confirmed a ruptured quad tendon. This injury will still keep him off the field for the entire 2020 season.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Monday.
#Cowboys COO Stephen Jones tells reporters that DT Gerald McCoy’s MRI showed a ruptured quad tendon and he’s out for the season. Initial fear had been an ACL, but the MRI delivers bad news, regardless. A major blow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2020
The veteran defensive lineman will be entering his 11th season of NFL service in 2020. Before playing for the Panthers in 2019, he spent nine seasons as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. This year would have been his first in a Cowboys uniform.
Last season, McCoy played and started in all 16 games for the Panthers, sacking the quarterback five times. He also collected 37 combined tackles. A six-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro selection in 2013, he is expected to bring leadership to a talented Cowboys front seven.
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