Wednesday was a huge day for Michael Gallup, a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver who is still recovering from an ACL tear suffered in January. He took part in 7-on-7 drills for the first time, with no setbacks. This is one step closer to his return.
“Cowboys WR Michael Gallup participated in 7-on-7 drills Wednesday for first time since Jan. 2 ACL tear, coach Mike McCarthy said. No setbacks. Will build upon that activity today in pads.”
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup participated in 7-on-7 drills Wednesday for first time since Jan. 2 ACL tear, coach Mike McCarthy said. No setbacks. Will build upon that activity today in pads.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 15, 2022
This is crucial for Michael Gallup. He will practice on Thursday with pads, as noted. The injury occurred in Week 17, when the wideout was catching a touchdown pass. Because of swelling, he didn’t have surgery until February. Gallup’s absence from the Cowboys WR area is making it look even thinner. Dallas fans are already hyperventilating because Dak Prescott has just been hurt.
Gallup was a team’s top downfield threat in 2021, and was easily their second-best wide receiver after CeeDee Lamb. It’s crucial that Gallup returns soon after Amari Cooper went to the Cleveland Browns.
He finished last season with 35 receptions, 445 yards and 2 touchdowns. Because there was always hope that he would play in the first four weeks, the Cowboys placed him on the active list. It looks like that’s likely to happen at this rate. Clarence Hill pointed out that it won’t happen this weekend.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup will practice in pads today but he will not play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. The ramp up will continue next week when they do more in practice if all goes well today.
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) September 15, 2022
Dallas must have healthy Michael Gallup. That’s it. Let’s hope that he continues to trend in the right direction.