Report: Cowboys agree to terms with Gerald McCoy on three-year deal

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The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on a three-year deal, according to Todd Archer of

McCoy is coming off a single season stay with the Panthers where he appeared in all 16 games and had 37 tackles and five sacks. The six-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

McCoy’s addition helps Dallas replenish some of their losses on the defensive side of the ball that have come as a trickle down effect of doing large contracts for Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper and placing the franchise tag on Dak Prescott. The Cowboys have seen cornerback Byron Jones leave for Miami, defensive end Robert Quinn leave for Chicago, and defensive tackle Maliek Collins and safety Jeff Heath headed to Las Vegas.

McCoy has 59.5 sacks over the span of his 10 seasons in the NFL. McCoy has started all 139 games he’s played in over that span with 334 total tackles, six forced fumbles and 23 passes defended.

12 responses to “Report: Cowboys agree to terms with Gerald McCoy on three-year deal

  1. This is the position Dallas has put itself in by overpaying on offense: having to overpay for over-the-hill players on defense.

  2. Rather underwhelming numbers. He’s started every game but the numbers almost suggest that he avoids contact. 2-3 tackles/game, basically 1ff every 2 yrs, just over 2 pd/yr. Am I missing something?

  3. First big name defensive lineman (tackle) that the Cowboys have signed in years – times are hopefully going to improve with Garrett and Marinelli gone for the defensive units.

  4. If Grandpa McCoy hangs around another 3 to 4 years, he might be able to play in the league the same time as his son. Crazy

  5. Doesn’t matter who they get on defense they aren’t getting to a Superbowl with Dak

  6. They paid him the money Maliek turned down. Same production nothing more nothing less with added benefit of durability.

  7. Gerald McCoy clogs up the middle of the defense. It’s the same position Maliek Collins played. Overall, I like McCoy better. I hope it works out for both.

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