Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup had a key performance in the blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Dallas cruised to a 54-19 victory on Sunday Night Football, scoring the final 33 points of the game.
The game showed that the Cowboys can turn it on at any moment. And when the team is rolling, it is extremely difficult to slow them down on either side of the ball.
Gallup delivered an important reminder in the victory. A reminder that he is still a dangerous receiver that make a big impact in games. The Colts found that out when Gallup hauled in two touchdowns from Dak Prescott — the first two scores of his 2022 season.
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It showcased that Gallup is still a legitimate threat in the passing game. Prescott trusts him in a big way, and the wideout has proven to be a reliable target in jump-ball and goal-to-goal scenarios. That was the case against the Colts.
CeeDee Lamb has thrived as the go-to option in the offense. The tight ends — Dalton Schultz, Jake Ferguson, and Peyton Hendershot — have all had their moments. And the running backs have been used as a receiving weapons, too.
I asked Michael Gallup if he could remember his last multi touchdown game. He couldn’t. So I reminded him plus his message to OBJ ahead of his meeting with the #Cowboys Monday pic.twitter.com/MiyFTi0jlM— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 5, 2022
Gallup has gotten off to a slow start to the season after returning from ACL surgery. So to see him make important plays in a dominant win — including scoring twice — was pleasant to see.
His re-emergence reinforces the fact that the Cowboys have several different weapons to attack defenses with. It wasn’t very long ago that Gallup posted an 1,107-yard, six-touchdown campaign as the second option in the passing game.
As the Cowboys continue to court Odell Beckham Jr., Michael Gallup delivered a strong reminder to the NFL. His ability to provide another threat on the outside makes the Cowboys that much more difficult to defend and an even bigger title contender.
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