Cowboys Release DT Gerald McCoy With Injury Waiver, Sign OT Pace Murphy

The Dallas Cowboys officially released DT Gerald McCoy with an injury waiver on Tuesday and signed OT Pace Murphy to a contract.

Adam Schefter explains that McCoy has an injury waiver on his quad in his contract, which allows the Cowboys to release him if he were to hurt it as he did on Monday. 

Schefter says the Cowboys can now keep his $3 million bonus and now owe him any more money. 

McCoy suffered a ruptured right quad tendon that will cost him the entire 2020 season. 

McCoy, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2010. He was in the fifth year of his seven-year, $95.2 million contract and set to make a base salary of $13 million in 2019 when the Buccaneers released him last June. 

The Panthers signed McCoy to a one-year deal worth around $8.5 million for the 2019 season. From there, he agreed to a three-year deal with the Cowboys believed to be worth about $20 million this past March. 

In 2019, McCoy appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and recorded 37 tackles, five sacks and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 interior defensive lineman out of 114 qualifying players.

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