Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, hinted that Michael Gallup would make his season debut against New York Giants on Monday.
Since suffering an ACL tear in Week 17 of the 2021 season, the key wide receiver has been out.
“I don’t see Michael (Gallup) playing 70 plays in the game. It is his first game back,” McCarthy said on Thursday, per Cowboys insider Michael Gahlken.
Although this statement seems to indicate that Gallup will be on the field Monday night, McCarthy later changed his mind. McCarthy said that it was the “hope” that Gallup will make his season debut.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: “I don’t see Michael (Gallup) playing 70 plays in the game. It is his first game back.” It sure sounds like Gallup will make season debut Monday night at Giants after Jan. 2 ACL tear. McCarthy later walked it back some, sating it’s a “hope.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 22, 2022
Since undergoing ACL surgery in February 10, Gallup has made every milestone on his recovery journey. Gallup was cleared to practice earlier in the week.
It looks like Gallup will be on a snap restriction if he does return to the Cowboys on Monday night. The Cowboys will be delighted to have another reliable pass catcher in their small wide receiver group.
In a Monday night football contest, the 1-1 Cowboys will face off against the 2-0 Giants at MetLife Stadium.