The Dallas Cowboys have plenty of question marks on their roster, but their receiving corps isn’t one of them.
Dallas has arguably the best trio of wide receivers in the NFL with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. Although he’s not the most popular one from the group, it sounds like Gallup is making the strongest impression in training camp.
On Saturday afternoon, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that Gallup has taken a “huge step” this offseason.
“Michael is playing all three receiver positions.” McCarthy said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “It gives him more opportunities.”
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said WR Michael Gallup has made a “huge step” this offseason. “Michael is playing all three receiver positions.” Slot, X and Z. “It gives him more opportunities.” Variety to Gallup’s alignment, route tree means more targets of short/medium depth.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 31, 2021
Gallup will be playing for a new contract this upcoming season. He addressed his contract situation during an appearance on NFL Network earlier this year.
“You’re obviously going to think about it. You can’t really do anything about it but go out on the field and do what you’re supposed to do,” Gallup said. “You’re not going to get that contract if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do on the field first.”
Unfortunately, Gallup’s production last season took a bit of a hit since Dak Prescott missed the majority of the year. The Cowboys are hopeful that he’ll return to his 2019 form -66 receptions for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns – this fall.
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