Cowboys’ Michael Gallup Done For Year

Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup has been diagnosed with a full ACL tear, according to’s Ian Rapoport (Twitter link). This was the feared outcome after Gallup was forced out of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. 

It was tough, very tough,” quarterback Dak Prescott said after the game (via “Coming in at halftime and going to see him, just unfortunate. A guy that I love. Can’t get a better teammate than MG. Sick about it.”

Gallup suffered the injury when his knee buckled after a 21-yard touchdown grab. While the rest of the Cowboys gear up for the playoffs, his season will end with 35 catches for 445 yards and two TDs. Now, the Cowboys will be leaning even more on top receivers Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb with extra support from Cedrick Wilson. On the plus side, Wilson had a solid game against Arizona, collecting six grabs for 35 yards and a score.

The timing is especially unfortunate for Gallup since he’ll be out of contract in March. Between this and his calf injury earlier this year, he’s entering free agency with a less-than-ideal platform. Still, if he can make strides in rehab, there should be a healthy market for his services. Just last year, Gallup managed 59 catches for 843 yards and five touchdowns, a solid encore to his career year (66/1,107/6) in 2019.

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