The Dallas Cowboys were dealt a huge blow on Monday when Gerald McCoy suffered an injury and had to be helped off the practice field as a result.
The Pro Bowl defensive tackle suffered a torn right quad during the individual drills portion of practice and will miss the entirety of the 2020-21 season as a result. McCoy signed a three-year, $18-million deal with the Cowboys a few months ago. He’ll have surgery in coming days to repair the injury.
The video below, filmed by CBS 11’s Bill Ellis, appears to show how McCoy suffered the torn right quad tendon.
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
“I will remain the mentor I am to the young guys and do my part to make sure that this team goes where it needs to,” McCoy said in a text to ESPN’s Ed Werder. “As far as my mindset people deal with real life problems every day especially now with the state of our country.
“There is a lot of pain and heartache taking place right now that all our attention needs to go towards whether it is the pandemic or our fight for social justice. In retrospect what I’m dealing with is minimal compared to that. Therefore this is light work for me. Anybody who knows me knows I love a challenge. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!! I will be back better. LETS GET IT!!”