SJ - August 18, 2020
It took one padded practice for the Dallas Cowboys to suffer a major injury. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy suffered a season ending quad injury.
McCoy signed a three-year, $20.25 million deal with the Cowboys this off-season after one season with the Carolina Panthers.
#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
There's video of McCoy suffering the season ending injury during practice. It happened during a drill where McCoy was pretending to be an offensive lineman.
Here’s video shot by @CBS11Sports photojournalist Bill Ellis of Gerald McCoy’s season ending ruptured right quadriceps tendon injury suffered in @dallascowboys 1st practice in pads today...maybe @profootballdoc can explain how this happened??? pic.twitter.com/qceuui1r1p
— Bill Jones (@CBS11BillJones) August 17, 2020
Man that's hard to watch. Not because it's a gruesome injury or anything, but because it's a freak injury and it doesn't look like anything happened before he dropped to the ground in pain.