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Hi Paul, welcome to the forum. Wish it were under happier circumstances.
There is no definite answer as to exactly what caused the meat to spoil. However given the fact that you have a normally aging ribeye laying right next to the spoiled NY leads one to believe that the NY may have “grown a beard” prior to it being sealed into DrybagSteak. Based on some folks info here on the forum Costco does not put pack dates on their subprimal cuts and it may be one of those rare instances that the product may have been around longer than intended.
Its regrettable that you ended up throwing that NY away. It would have been better to take it back to Costco, since meat should not spoil in your fridge in 4 days no matter what kind of bag its packed into.
Your comment about patting the meat down most likely will not resolve any spoilage issues and in fact may negatively affect the performance of the DrybagSteak, since the meat juices do contribute to a better bond with the bag.
The clean transfer video posted on youtube has a suggested mess free way to transfer the meat from Cryovac into DrybagSteak.