Philadelphia Eagles: Rival Dallas Cowboys suffer a huge loss in camp

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The Philadelphia Eagles will face Dallas without one of their best adds.

You never want to see any player injured, even if he plays for a division rival, but news of one of the first major offseason injuries comes out of the camps of one of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ biggest rivals. According to multiple sources, including Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dallas Cowboys have lost one of their prized offseason acquisitions.

When Philly meets the Cowboys during the 2020 regular season on November 1st and December 27th, Dallas Cowboys will be taking the field without Gerald McCoy.

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According to Rapoport’s report, the fear is that McCoy might be done for the season, as ‘he is feared to have torn his ACL during practice today’. The report also states that an MRI is still pending, but if the analysis is accurate, things don’t look good.

McCoy, after racking up 334 regular-season tackles and 59.5 sacks in 139 career games with both the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signed a three-year deal with Dallas on March 31st. He’s been a starter in all of those 139 games.

He was expected to help improve a Cowboys pass rush that also included DeMarcus Lawrence, Dontari Poe, and one of the newer Cowboys, Everson Griffen. Poe is also injured. He was placed on their PUP (physically unable to perform) list at the beginning of camp on July 28th.

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Antwaun Woods may be the favorite to start in McCoy’s place. Trysten Hill and Neville Gallimore figure to battle to fill the void left by Poe. Like Philly, Dallas still has a roster to put together, but this is a huge blow for them with the regular season set to begin on September 13th. Dallas opens on the road versus the Los Angeles Rams in primetime.