The Dallas Cowboys announced on Monday that defensive lineman Gerald McCoy ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during practice and will have season-ending surgery. McCoy suffered the injury just minutes into the Cowboys’ first padded practice of training camp. According to the team, he was injured during individual drills and was unable to put any weight on his leg.
The Cowboys signed McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, to a three-year, $18 million contract earlier this off-season. He spent his first nine seasons in Tampa Bay before joining the Carolina Panthers last season. McCoy has missed more than three games in a single season only once in his professional career. He has recorded 334 total tackles, 59.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 23 passes defensed in 139 career games.
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