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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign DT Gerald McCoy

For the second night in a row, the have broken news late into the night. On Monday evening, it was the of to a new five-year contract worth $100 million. Tonight, the Dallas Cowboys helped solidify their after agreeing to terms with free-agent per Todd Archer of .

McCoy will help to alleviate the losses of and in by providing capability from the interior. As primarily a 3-technique defensive , McCoy has been a terror in his 10-year career accumulating 59.5 and 86 tackles for loss with the (2010-2018) and the (2019).

Though details of the contract are unknown at this point, finding a player that could provide a pass rush from the interior was a necessity for the Dallas Cowboys. Though Robert Quinn and were effective off the last season, all too often quarterbacks were able to step up in the pocket with little issue. Even at age 31, McCoy had 22 pressures, six knockdowns, and seven tackles for loss.

Gerald McCoy's only played fewer than 13 games once in his career and the only time he failed to record at least five sacks in a season was in 2011 when he played just six games. As Todd Archer points out, McCoy started every game last season for the Carolina Panthers and has played more than 14 games a season in each of the last five. He's been as consistent a player as you'll find at the defensive tackle position and has long been considered in the top tier at the position.

With McCoy, Tyron Crawford, and , the Cowboys have a solid rotation of players that can help them at 3-technique in four-man fronts or as a 5-technique (3-4 ) in three-man fronts. His should provide a huge boost to a team that lost , Robert Quinn, , and Maliek Collins in free agency over the last couple of days.

The Cowboys still have some work to do to solidify a that has now lost four defensive starters in the last two days but this is a start. The free-agent class is loaded at defensive tackle, , and there are some interesting names that the Cowboys could pursue as free agency officially opens tomorrow afternoon.

John Williams
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