Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy To Miss 2020 Season With Ruptured Quad Tendon


FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - Gerald McCoy grew up loving the Dallas Cowboys. And as this weekend's training camp here at The Star got underway, at age 32, he's been a standout, and the Cowboys had reason to love him back.

But on Monday morning, midway through the third day of camp practice, McCoy went down with a lower-leg injury that Cowboys COO Stephen Jones has now confirmed to be a ruptured quad tendon. He'll undergo surgery and will miss the entire 2020 season. 

BREAKING: #Cowboys COO Stephen Jones: "Unfortunately, (DT Gerald McCoy) has a ruptured right quad tendon. He'll be having surgery, and he'll be out for the year.' - @1053thefan @SInow

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McCoy attempted to limp off the field under his own power but after clutching his lower leg, was given guidance and taken away from Ford Center and into the trainer's room at The Star.

Said Tyrone Crawford: 'It's never fun to have a fellow D-lineman go down. But I have a lot of faith in our training staff. I know they'll get him back on that field, better than ever.'

McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowler, is more than capable of that, in part because he lost about 20 pounds this offseason. But his game is still about a combination of size (he played last year with about 300 pounds on his 6-4 frame) and skill.