WR Michael Gallup - Dallas Cowboys
|6-1, 195||Born: 3-4-1996||College: Colorado State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): Gallup didn't post a big line against the Jets, but Amari Cooper is banged up and he could be the #1 target at some point, maybe even this week against the reeling Eagles pass defense.
General News (Fri Oct 18): partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Oct 17): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Oct 16): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 7: vs Philadelphia Eagles
FBG says: Great matchup. In week six, former-Cowboy and current-CBS analyst Tony Romo noted that he could see "Jason Garrett's footprints in this [Cowboys] offense." Sadly, after a strong start to the season with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore seemingly in charge of calling Dallas' upstart offense, Jason Garrett has made his way back into the picture influencing the Cowboys' offensive play-calls. During Dallas' 3-0 start to the season, their passing attack was refreshingly dependent upon play action, significantly increasing quarterback Dak Prescott's efficiency. Now, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, Dallas' passing attack is looking increasingly similar to Cowboys offenses of years past. Prescott has gone without a passing touchdown in two of his last three outings, with his numbers inflated in the third game due to increased passing volume during garbage time against the Green Bay Packers. In week seven, Prescott's favorite target, Amari Cooper, is unlikely to play after sustaining a quad injury that sidelined him for almost all of last week's loss to the New York Jets. Michael Gallup will assume the number-one receiving role in Dallas' passing attack in Cooper's absence. Over the last two weeks, Gallup has totaled 11 receptions on 21 targets for 161 yards and a touchdown. Tavon Austin also recorded season-high target, reception, and yardage totals last week without Cooper. Look for him to play a larger role in Dallas' offense while Amari Cooper is sidelined. Dallas' offensive line, when healthy, is among the league's best. In week seven, however, they may be without both starting tackles against the Philadelphia Eagles. La'El Collins and Tyron Smith both missed week six, and both are questionable for week seven. Brandon Knight started in place of Collins and allowed a team-high six pressures on the quarterback, while Cameron Fleming played for Tyron Smith and held his own, allowing only one pressure. A previously-elite offensive line is likely closer to league-average without Smith and Collins on the field, hampering what was previously a resounding strength in the Cowboys' offense. The Philadelphia Eagles' pass defense ranks amongst the league's worst through the first six weeks of the 2019 season. Philadelphia's defensive line features two top-tier pass-rushers in Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, but their supporting cast has been unimpressive recently. Last week, Philadelphia's front four was hardly able to force any pressure on Kirk Cousins at all, even against Minnesota's struggling offensive line. At linebacker, the Eagles released Zach Brown following his ill-advised comments to the media before last week's game, coupled with poor on-field performance. Brown was a strong coverage linebacker, and he will likely be replaced by Kamu Grugier-Hill. In limited 2019 action, Grugier-Hill has struggled against the pass. Expect a significant downgrade in coverage at the second-level of Philadelphia's defense going forward. The secondary has been the weakest point of the team's defense so far in 2019. Last week, the Vikings consistently beat Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones deep, as Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs combined for 13 catches on 19 targets, 224 yards, and a stunning 4 touchdowns. On the season, the Eagles have allowed 6 100-yard receivers in 6 games. The only team to not register a 100-yard receiver against Philadelphia was the New York Jets in week five, quarterbacked by Luke Falk, who has since been released. A matchup against Philadelphia's horrid pass defense may be the perfect remedy for Dallas' struggling aerial attack. Last weekend, the Vikings set season-high passing totals against the Eagles thanks to a play-action-heavy offensive gameplan. Should the Cowboys adopt a similar strategy, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' offense have a fantastic opportunity to right the ship and light up the scoreboard in week seven.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Michael Gallup's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 6 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Amari Cooper missed nearly the entire game against the Jets with a first quarter quad injury. Gallup was thrust into the WR1 role and struggled for impact. Gallup had two drops among his seven targets, leading the team, and another potential target which he could not control. On the plus side, Gallup had a big-time contested reception on a pass behind him and drew a late-game defensive pass interference as Dallas continued their comeback effort.
2019 Week 5 vs GB (14 / 7 / 113 / 1 rec)
After two missed games, Gallup was back in the lineup against Green Bay as Dallas was in pure comeback mode for much of the contest. Gallup was not involved much until the closing minutes of the first half, but still surged to a big game with 14 targets (matching Amari Cooper for the team lead) and finding the end zone for the first time this season. Gallup fought through contact on a long 50/50 pass, winning at the catch point, and breaking a tackle for the highlight touchdown. Gallup collected five of his seven receptions on comeback routes, breaking a tackle on one of them and showing strong hands in a contested setting on another. Gallup did add a drop to his log against the Packers.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (8 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Gallup led the Cowboys in targets against Washington and logged a second consecutive impressive game to open his sophomore NFL season. Gallup showed nice hands on a contested reception and later missed a potential long touchdown as Dak Prescott threw a deep pass over Gallup's wrong shoulder. Gallup's progression from his rookie season, adding more intermediate route success has been a noteworthy trend through two games. Gallup limped off the field late in the game with a knee injury and is being evaluated early in the week in advance of their Week 3 matchup against Miami.
2019 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 7 / 158 / 0 rec)
Gallup surged along with the rising tide of Dallas' electric passing game in the divisional win over the Giants in Week 1. Gallup got loose deep on multiple occasions, including a long yards-after-the-catch foray and a perfect Dak Prescott deep throw against the blitz to Gallup. Gallup looks to have competition for targets from top receiver Amari Cooper and added Randall Cobb, but the 2019 debut for the second-year receiver showed a well-rounded usage (plus the downfield connection with Prescott) pointing to promise this season.
Latest NewsCowboys | Michael Gallup not heavily involved (Mon Oct 21, 01:54 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup caught three of his four targets for 34 yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles. link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup on track to play (Fri Oct 18, 05:16 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 7. Our View: Good news for the Cowboys as they're also dealing with Amari Cooper being a bit banged up. Gallup has flex appeal this week against the Eagles on Sunday night.
link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup a limited participant (Thu Oct 17, 07:10 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 27. Our View: The Cowboys play on Sunday night against the Eagles and they may not have Amari Cooper. That would make Gallup their top wide receiver. Adjust your expectations accordingly and check in on Friday to see the practice status for both wide receivers.
link to story Cowboys | Dallas' Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 17, 04:41 PM) - Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Brown (hamstring), WR Randall Cobb (back), WR Amari Cooper (ankle, quad), CB Byron Jones (hamstring), C Joe Looney (back) and OG Zack Martin (back, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DE Dorance Armstrong (neck), OT La'el Collins (knee), WR Michael Gallup (knee), P Chris Jones (back) and OT Tyron Smith (ankle) were limited. C Travis Frederick (non-injury), LB Sean Lee (back) and RB Tony Pollard (knee) were full participants. link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup listed as limited (Wed Oct 16, 05:07 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. link to story More News
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