Gerald McCoy situation

Roundup of the Gerald McCoy Situation

  • dallas cowboys
  • Dontarie Poe
  • Gerald McCoy
  • Neville Gallimore
  • NFL
  • Trysten Hill
  • Tyrone Crawford
By JackMCorrigan August 20, 2020 0 Comment
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Gerald McCoy’s time in Dallas is over

In a sad turn of events, DT Gerald McCoy will not have the opportunity to play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020. During Monday’s practice, McCoy ruptured his right quadriceps tendon. The injury ends the 32 year old’s season before it could even start. The next day the Cowboys released the defensive tackle via an injury waiver. This is due to the language the Cowboys put in his contract because of McCoy’s chronic tendinitis in his right knee/quad. McCoy will keep his $3 million signing bonus. However, the rest of his base salary and roster bonuses from his three year contract are off the books. The hope is McCoy can fully recover from this injury and there is mutual interest in him returning next year.

It’s a major blow to the Dallas defensive line. McCoy is one of the best defensive tackles of the past decade and was brought in to bolster a position that has been undervalued by the Cowboys for a while now. It also hurts to see this because McCoy was very excited to play for Dallas this season. He was already becoming a fan favorite. He even said after his surgery that he plans to stick around and help out Dallas’s young players even though he can’t be in the facility.

Cowboys D-Line could look for internal reinforments

Now, Dallas must explore other options for the starting DT next to Dontari Poe. On the roster they have Neville Gallimore, Trysten Hill, Antwaun Woods, and Justin Hamilton. Gallimore, the Cowboys’s 3rd round pick this year, is talented but still a little too raw. Hill has some ground to make up from his disappointing rookie year before he’s considered for the starting spot. Woods and Hamilton are better suited as backups. So I think the best and most probable option is moving Tyrone Crawford from defensive end. He has had success at DT before and has been working there for most of the off-season. They could turn to the free agent market, but it’s fairly bare at this point.

Wishing a speedy recovery to Gerald McCoy and I hope to see him back with Dallas next season.

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