The 2020 NFL training camp did not start the way The Dallas Cowboys and defensive lineman Gerald McCoy had hoped.
Gerald McCoy will miss the entire 2020 NFL season after suffering a ruptured quad tendon during practice. It was initially feared to be his ACL but MRI results later revealed it wasn’t. The actual news was still devasting to his hopes of playing this season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com clarified the injury with the following update on twitter:
“#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.”
McCoy was slated to start at defensive tackle this season. He came to the Dallas Cowboys after starting 16 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2019. The 6-time pro-bowler had 5 sacks and 37 tackles last season for the Panthers.
What will the Cowboys do now?
22 year old Trysten Hill will move up to the top spot on the Cowboys depth chart for the time being. Hill lacks experience as he played in only 7 games during the 2019 campaign. He accumulated 5 tackles and no sacks.
It is expected that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys will bring in some veterans to compete with Hill.