The Dallas Cowboys may be missing one of their top leagues for a long time.
As Michael Gallup continues to recover from the torn ACL he suffered in Week 17 of the 2021 season, Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones has revealed a timetable that could involve Gallup’s return later. injury. According to the report of Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill Jr. on Tuesday, March 29, Jones predicted Gallup would miss the first two or three games of the season.
“Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said recipient Michael Gallup could miss two or three games at the start of the season,” Hill said.
If Gallup misses the first three games of the season, his return won’t happen until early October.
The 25-year-old is expected to have an increased role in 2022 compared to previous seasons due to the departures of Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson. The four-year-old has caught 35 445-yard passes and two touchdowns during the 2021 season in nine games while dealing with a season-long calf injury.
Dallas re-signed a five-year, $62.5 million contract with Gallup earlier this month.
However, this is not the first time the Cowboys will rely heavily on their previous third-round draft picks. Before the Cowboys drafted CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, Gallup acted as the #2 recipient alongside Cooper.
During the groundbreaking 2019 campaign, Gallup caught 66 1,107-foot passes and six touchdowns. In fact, Gallup leads the Cowboys in yards received per game (79.1), surpassing Cooper’s 74.3 yards received per game.
Gallup has maintained a consistent presence throughout his Cowboys career. According to Pro Football Focus, Gallup ranked 34th out of all offensive-level expansions (74.0) in 2019 and 37th (73.4) this past season.
With Gallup likely to feature in the first month of the regular season, expect the Cowboys to rely heavily on Lamb and Dalton Schultz finishing tight in the passing game. The next players on the depth chart are Noah Brown and Simi Fehoko, who have combined 16 receptions at 184 yards in the 2021 season.
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