Cowboys Agree To Terms With Defensive Lineman Gerald McCoy On 3-Year Deal

Matt Galatzan
March 17, 2020 - 10:36 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with all-pro defensive lineman Gerald McCoy on a three-year deal, per a report from ESPN's Todd Archer. 

The 32-year-old will earn "somewhere in the range of $20 million. So north of $6 million per year," Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported Wednesday. 

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McCoy joins a short-handed Cowboys defense that has lost four starters in the last 48 hours of free agency, including defensie linemen Maliek Collins and Robert Quinn. Dallas also lost safety Jeff Heath, and corner back Byron Jones, who left on a record deal to the Miami Dolphins. 

A versatile defensive lineman, McCoy will bring an abundance of skills to the Cowboys front, that has been in serious need of help against the run in the middle of the line. 

With 10 years in the NFL under his belt, McCoy has solidified himself as one of the premier defensive linemen in the NFL, playing in starting in 139 games throughout his tenure, and making six-straight Pro Bowls from 2012-2017.

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McCoy spent eight years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before moving to the Carolina Panthers last season, where he 37 total tackles, five sacks, seven tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hits. 

McCoy has 59.5 sacks and 86 tackles for loss in his career, and has been an iron man of sorts, missing just seven games in the last eight seasons combined.