The Dallas Cowboys’ offense has gotten off to a hot start in 2019. Part of that has been because of the development and play of second-year receiver Michael Gallup.
Unfortunately, an injury will slow things down. Gallup has a meniscus tear that will require surgery and the WR will be out 2-4 weeks.
That’s a tough blow for the Cowboys and Gallup. The budding star had gotten off to a great start and has developed good chemistry with Dak Prescott. The two have connected on 13 of their first 15 passes for 226 yards in the first two weeks of the season. Gallup ranks fourth in the NFL in yards and is averaging 17.4 yards a catch.
It’s a tough loss for the Cowboys. Gallup has turned into one of their top play makers on offense and he’d settled in as the number two receiver.
The Cowboys will now have to rely on Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb to carry a little more of the load, while free-agent find Devin Smith steps into a more prominent role. Smith has turned his career around and started living up to his draft status as a second-round draft pick. The Cowboys will need him to continue his impressive play to help get by without Gallup.
It helps the Cowboys that their next game is against the lowly Dolphins, who have given up 102 points and seven scores through the air in the first two weeks of the season. However, after week three, the road gets a little tougher when the Cowboys travel to New Orleans, host the Packers and then visit the Jets.
Losing Gallup for a short time hurts, but it’s better than losing him for a longer stretch of games. The Cowboys’ offense has been fine spreading the ball around and that should continue without Gallup.
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