Dallas Cowboys have high expectations for the 2023 NFL season. The Cowboys’ last season ended in disappointment after they lost to the San Francisco 49ers during the playoffs. The Cowboys, and their fans, expect to be back in the Super Bowl conversation by 2023. They have multiple stars leading their team on offense and defense. It is possible that they will trade away a starting wide receiver even before the season begins.
Michael Gallup has had a frustrating last two years after accumulating almost 2,500 yards and thirteen touchdowns in his first three seasons.
The 27-year old has been battling injuries and recorded back-to-back seasons of career lows for receiving yards, with 445 yards in 2021 and with 424 yards in 2022.
Brandin Cooks was traded by the Cowboys in the offseason to help them bolster their defense. Gallup’s position with the Cowboys is in question. Patrik walker of the website pointed out that second-year wideout Jalbert Tolbert was emerging during training.
Gallup’s value is also increasing because Dallas has two more options for a second or a third target after CeeDee lamb. He’s also a team-friendly player as his contract runs through 2026, but also has a out clause after this season that increases his market value.
Gallup’s two most recent seasons were less productive than his early career. Jalen Tolbert has been gaining in popularity this preseason. But a move such as this is a step in the wrong direction for an offensive that wants to be more successful in 2023. The Cowboys are one of the strongest wide receiver groups in football with a healthy Gallup. It may not be a good idea to change that.