The Cowboys paid up to keep Michael Gallup in Dallas, but the team might not see the receiver playing on his new contract until late September or early October. Cowboys director of player personnel Stephen Jones told reporters that Gallup could miss two or three games to start the season, per Clarence Hill Jr. of the Dallas Star-Telegram on Twitter.
Gallup continues to rehab a torn ACL suffered in January, so it’s good to know the injury shouldn’t force him off the field for much of the 2022 campaign. When the Cowboys inked Gallup to a five-year, $62.5MM deal, they provided themselves with some injury insurance; according to Hill, Gallup’s contract includes $1MM in annual per-game roster bonuses.
Gallup has spent his entire four-year career with the Cowboys, including a 2019 campaign where he had 1,107 receiving yards. In nine games this past season, Gallup had 35 receptions for 445 yards and two scores.
The Cowboys will certainly need Gallup in the lineup considering the losses of Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson this offseason. Jones hinted that the organization could consider adding receivers via the draft.
“We are going to have to draft well,” Jones said (via Hill). “We lost two really good receivers in Amari and Ced. We are looking to find some people who make plays. That receiver situation certainly jumps out.”