Michael Gallup suffered a torn ACL during the Dallas Cowboys‘ Week 17 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals last season. Many believed he wouldn’t be available for the Cowboys’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Well, that speculation can be put to rest now. On Thursday, Gallup confirmed that he will not play in Week 1 of the 2022 season and that he still needs a little more work to be game ready.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) isn’t sure when he’ll be ready to return. He said playing Week 1 is not a realistic possibility. “We got a little ways to go. It’s gotta get a little bit stronger. … I’m ready to get back out there and help the team win.” pic.twitter.com/ofkK4GO1cP— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 28, 2022
Gallup also missed seven games last season after suffering a calf strain in Week 1, so he’s had some bad luck on the injury front lately. Nonetheless, he was signed to a five-year, $62.5 million extension in March.
Once he’s back on the field, Gallup will be the Cowboys’ no. 2 option in the passing game after CeeDee Lamb. However, the Cowboys will be cautious and bring him back slowly, as they should.
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