The Dallas Cowboys have been busy all day making moves to secure a competitive roster for 2020. Sean Lee and Darian Thompson both re-signed with the team. Now, the Cowboys have made yet another move, one that could have an immediate impact.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys have agreed to a three-year deal with veteran defensive lineman Gerald McCoy worth 18.3 million (9 million guaranteed).
The Cowboys have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Gerald McCoy on a three-year deal, according to a source. Like all these deals, it’s pending a physical. McCoy started every game last season for Carolina after a nine-year run with Tampa Bay. He… https://t.co/ydMR3wPmzv
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 18, 2020
McCoy spent last season with the Carolina Panthers after eight years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over his 10-year career, he has 59.5 sacks (at least five in each of the last eight seasons). Also, he’s been to six Pro Bowls and been named an All-Pro five times.
He can rush from either the 3-technique or the edge which not only makes him a Robert Quinn replacement but an upgrade on the interior after losing Maliek Collins to free agency.
This is a pretty significant free-agent grab for the Dallas Cowboys and makes the need for an interior lineman a little less important in the draft, even though they should still add another. More details to come.
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