Cowboys DT Neville Gallimore To Miss Time

Neville Gallimore left the Cowboys’ second preseason game early with what looked like a significant injury. While the second-year defensive tackle will be out for a while, it looks like he will have a chance to return early in the regular season.

The Dallas starter is expected to be out four to six weeks after suffering a dislocated elbow Friday night, Ian Rapoport of tweets. No tear took place, though’s Todd Archer notes this injury could sideline Gallimore for up to two months (Twitter link). The structural damage to Gallimore’s elbow being minimal will increase his chances of coming back at some point in September.

The Cowboys used Gallimore as a nine-game starter last season, turning to the rookie inside during a brutal defensive season for the team. Despite Dallas changing defensive coordinators, the Oklahoma product is still expected to start upon returning from this setback. However, Gallimore’s injury may well create a need at this position for the time being.

Dallas used a third-round pick to acquire him last year and also bolstered the position in this year’s third round, selecting Osa Odighizuwa. Fellow D-tackleĀ Trysten Hill, a 2019 second-round pick who started five games in 2020, remains on the team’s active/PUP list due to the ACL tear he suffered against the Giants last October.

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