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 have 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.
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 trainers 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. ... pending more news about an injury that seems serious.