Cowboys "close" to re-signing Michael Gallup (ACL)

The Dallas Cowboys and soon-to-be free agent wide receiver Michael Gallup (ACL) are reportedly close to signing an extension, per Adam Schefter.

What It Means:

The Cowboys appear to be willing to move on from fellow wideout Amari Cooper this offseason after a relatively down year, but are already "close" to re-signing Gallup despite Gallup's late-season ACL tear. Gallup's 2021 season was marred by injuries, but he does offer upside as a boundary receiver and has shown consistent chemistry with quarterback Dak Prescott over the years.

Gallup stands to benefit from the Cowboys' apparent falling out with Cooper, and had a solid 2021 season despite a weeks-long calf injury and his season-ending ACL injury. Over 9 total games (with two having been cut short by injuries), Gallup totaled 35 catches for 445 yards and 2 scores this past season.