The Dallas Cowboys They have enjoyed great success early in the season but that may not stop the team from making a trade before the NFL trade deadline of Nov. 2. ESPN’s Todd Archer noted catcher Michael Gallup as the most likely Cowboys player to be traded before the deadline, potentially to support the team’s secondary.
“The Cowboys wouldn’t want to do this, but Gallup hasn’t played since the opening game due to a calf injury and is in the final year of his contract,” Archer detailed. “Could the Cowboys get a deal for an immediate need (defensive end, defensive tackle) or a potential draft pick?
“Gallup is a great threat and a good match with Dak Prescott in the passing game, but Cedric Wilson has been a good replacement as the No. 3 receiver behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Of course Wilson will be a free player too. Given the talent of the group, the Cowboys could get something in return, but they wouldn’t want to say goodbye to Gallup. ”
Gallup has been on the sidelines since Week 1 with a calf injury
Gallup’s future with the Cowboys is uncertain as the catcher will become a free player at the end of the season. Unfortunately for Gallup, the Cowboys’ attack continued to thrive in his absence as the catcher hasn’t played since suffering a calf injury against the Buccaneers in Week 1.
Cedrick Wilson has been one of the receivers in progress in the absence of Gallup. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy noted that Gallup has a good chance of returning to the field in Week 8 after the team’s bye date.
“I would say that Michael [Gallup] is the closest of the three [a regresar]McCarthy explained during a press conference on October 18. “I’m hopeful that when we get back from the week off we can put him in training individually like we did with all three of them last week.”
Cowboys may have to choose between Gallup and Cooper after 2021
The Cowboys may be forced to choose between keeping Gallup or Amari Cooper going forward. Cooper still has three seasons left of his five-year, $ 100 million contractBut the Cowboys have a potential exit from the contract next offseason. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported On August 13 there is growing concern from the Cowboys about having to say goodbye to one of their receivers.
The financial straits between Cooper and Gallup are real, and it is a calculation that Dallas will continue to consider internally, ”detailed Fowler. “Gallup will be a free player in 2022, Cooper is owed $ 20 million, with a salary cap of $ 22 million and $ 6 million in dead money. They would love to keep both of them, but that may not be possible. ”
With the appearance of CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys have an overabundance of receivers that could lead the team to make a difficult decision. If the Cowboys are inclined not to renew Gallup, we could see him changed before the November 2 deadline.