The Dallas Cowboys signed Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy to a three-year, $18.3 million dollar deal last March to be their anchor on the defensive line. Unfortunately, he suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in August and was released before ever playing a meaningful snap in Dallas.
That hasn’t stopped him from making a positive impact in the community. Last week, the Dallas area was hit with record low temperatures which caused power outages, pipes to burst, empty grocery stores due to inability to deliver food, and the temporary closing of schools and businesses because of snow and icy roads.
To show support during these difficult times, McCoy’s Patricia Diane Foundation has donated $20,000 to Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support and The Family Place in Dallas to aid those affected by the winter storm.
We are proud to donate $20,000 to support @GenesisShelter and @family_place and the women and children they serve as their work to recover from the storm.We encourage everyone who is able to pay it forward and help those in this critical time in need. pic.twitter.com/SsAubGOsg1
Named in honor of his mother who passed away in 2007, the mission of McCoy’s foundation is to help provide low-income single parents with resources to help their children get the same opportunities as dual-parent households.
Although McCoy isn’t currently on the Cowboys roster he hasn’t let that stop him from giving back to the Dallas area and showing that there’s more to professional athletes than making a lot of money and chasing championships.
There is a possibility McCoy could come back to the Cowboys. The need for an anchor on the defensive interior is still an area the Cowboys need to address. McCoy recorded at least five sacks from 2012 to 2019. A quarterback’s worst nightmare is pressure from the inside and McCoy could provide quite the intimidating presence alongside Neville Gallimore and Trysten Hill.
Even if McCoy doesn’t take a snap for the Cowboys he’s certainly left a positive impact on the city of Dallas.