Gerald McCoy's Six-Time Pro Bowler is free to sign with any team after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted with the defensive tackle on May 20 rather than pay him $ 13 million for the 2019 season.
In nine seasons with the Bucs, McCoy piled up 54.5 sacks in 123 games. He hasn't had a season with less than six times since 2012. And with his release becoming official, the defensive tackle immediately became one of the most prolific defensive assets available in the free agent market.
McCoy has said he wants to Play for a contender . And according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com he has already visited with the Cleveland Browns and has visited scheduled with the Baltimore Ravens.
But could the Dallas Cowboys be a good home for his services ? Defensive tackle was the position of the cowboys to improve this offseason. The team feels as though it has done that by drafting Trysten Hill and adding Christian Covington in free agency. But the cowboys still consider bringing the veteran in?
Pro Football Focus recently named some good landing spots for McCoy, and the Cowboys were one of the possible destinations. Here's what PFF's Mark Chichester had to say on the McCoy-Dallas possibility:
"The combination of McCoy and Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli has the potential to be catastrophic for opposing offenses. Marinelli allows his defensive lines free rein to penetrate, attack upfield and make plays, and McCoy would bring a distinction that allows him to do just that. The Cowboys are already set to enter the season with one of the league's best defenses on paper; they have stars at linebacker and in the secondary , but outside of DeMarcus Lawrence, the pass-rush looks rather weak. Pairing McCoy with Lawrence would change that. "
On the other side, in a recent live chat with SportsDay's Jon Machota, he explained why the Cowboys 'second-round draft pick is the reason why the McCoy might not actually make sense.
"Had they gone safety [in Round 2] like many of us thought they would, McCoy would make a ton or sense. But that's not happening now, "Machota wrote." Sure, he's better than Trysten Hill, but the Cowboys aren't looking to take snaps away from the player they believe can be their starting three-tech DT of the future. " "And then there is actually the fact that as much as the Cowboys get linked to these names, when do they ever sign them?"
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