Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup has returned to the practice field after sustaining a torn ACL in Week 17 of the 2021 football season.
Cooper Rush, the Dallas quarterback, took over for Dak Prescott who was injured and shared his thoughts about Gallup’s return to action on Friday.
“It’s awesome to have him back out there,” Rush said, per team insider Todd Archer. “You kinda forget how big he is. He walks in the huddle and you’re like, ‘Oh 13 is back in the huddle.’ Looks good out there. Made a few plays today. I mean seems to me he’ll be working his way in.”
Cooper Rush on Michael Gallup: "It’s awesome to have him back out there. You kinda forget how big he is. He walks in the huddle and you’re like, 'Oh 13 is back in the huddle.' Looks good out there. Made a few plays today. I mean seems to me he’ll be working his way in."
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 23, 2022
Since undergoing ACL surgery in February 10, Gallup has met all of his injury recovery milestones. Gallup is back in action and the Cowboys are thrilled for him, especially with their thin wide receiver unit.
This week, the veteran wideout went through a “full list” of practice reps. He is expected to make his season debut against the New York Giants in a limited capacity on Monday night.
Gallup could be a solid option for Rush as a secondary wide receiver, following top receiver CeeDee lamb.