Three years, $18 million was what the Cowboys signed Gerald McCoy to this offseason. McCoy was one of the offseason signings on a new-look defensive line for the Cowboys along with Aldon Smith, Dontari Poe, and Everson Griffen.
Working against nose tackle Antwaun Woods, McCoy fell awkwardly and was unable to put any pressure on his leg, needing assistance to walk off the field.
While the details of the injury are still unknown, the Cowboys fear that McCoy may have torn his ACL.
Prior to the practice, new Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy spoke very highly of the 10-year vet.
Via Dallas Morning News:
"He’s a perennial Pro Bowler, and he looks great,” McCarthy said. “Can’t say enough about the shape he’s in and just the energy that he brings to our defensive front."
Rookie Neville Gallimore and last year's second-round pick and former UCF defensive lineman Trysten Hill replaced McCoy at times during practice.
**Update on Gerald McCoy's injury status**
Stephen Jones told reporters that Gerald McCoy's MRI reveals a ruptured quad tendon and not a torn ACL. Still bad news for the Cowboys as he will not be playing this season.
PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES