by Mike Maher | Tue, Aug 18th 5:00pm EDT
Cowboys defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was released by the team via injury waiver on Tuesday, NFL insider Adam Schefter reports. McCoy reportedly has an injury waiver on his quad in his contract, making it possible for the team to cut him without owing him any more than the $3 million bonus he already earned. McCoy went down with a quad injury on Monday and was quickly diagnosed with a ruptured right quad tendon. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)
McCoy was brought in to help the Cowboys rebuild their defensive line for new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, but he'll now be looking for a new team next offseason after spending this year recovering from a ruptured quad. In 2019, McCoy played in 16 games, recording five sacks.