Michael Gallup

Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #13
Dallas Cowboys
Wide Receiver #13

Michael Gallup News

Only one catch Sunday

Gallup caught one of six targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: It was a shockingly bad performance from Dak Prescott and the entire Dallas offense in the regular-season finale, and the team's depth wideouts behind CeeDee Lamb were dragged down by their QB's struggles. Gallup hasn't topped four catches or 40 receiving yards since Week 12 but somewhat salvaged his fantasy value with three TDs over the last six games, making him a risky option in Monday's wild-card clash with the Buccaneers.

Jan 9, 2023 9:42 AM EST

Three catches in win

Gallup secured three of four targets for 39 yards in the Cowboys' 27-13 win over the Titans on Thursday night.

Analysis: Gallup put together a serviceable night overall, but recent arrival T.Y. Hilton continued to poach some of the former's downfield role by producing a 4-50 line on five targets and recording a 28-yard grab along the way. Hilton's experience and fresh legs could continue to allow him to carve out more snaps at Gallup's expense, but further clarity may be gleaned on that front from their respective usage in a Week 18 road matchup against the Commanders a week from Sunday.

Dec 29, 2022 8:56 PM EST

Gets into end zone Saturday

Gallup secured four of seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 40-34 win over the Eagles on Saturday.

Analysis: Gallup checked in third in receptions and targets on the afternoon while also recording his fourth touchdown of the season on a 12-yard grab late in the third quarter. Gallup has new competition for downfield work in veteran T.Y. Hilton, who tallied a 52-yard gain on his one catch in his team debut Saturday, but he should continue to hold down a solid complementary role in Thursday's favorable Week 17 road matchup against the Titans.

Dec 24, 2022 6:18 PM EST

Just two grabs Sunday

Gallup caught two of six targets for 40 yards in Sunday's win over the Texans.

Analysis: It was another quiet effort for Gallup, who was out-performed by Noah Brown on the afternoon. While Gallup has seen at least six targets in five of the last six contests, he has yet to top five catches or 63 yards in a game this season, only making a fantasy impact when he's been able to get into the end zone. With Brown still a factor and James Washington now pushing for snaps and targets, Gallup will be a risky option in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

Dec 12, 2022 10:16 AM EST

Dominates red zone on SNF

Gallup (illness) had four receptions on seven targets for 23 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 54-19 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Gallup made a catch worthy of the highlight reel on the first of his two red-zone scores, leaping over a draped defender to catch a high-point pass from Dak Prescott in the back corner of the end zone. The 26-year-old was questionable for this matchup with an illness, so hopefully fantasy managers kept him active for the two-score day. Gallup has struggled with health and consistency in 2022, resulting in a pedestrian 28/297/3 line through nine games. Sunday's big game could spark the wideout's season ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Texans.

Dec 4, 2022 11:47 PM EST

Playing in Week 13

Gallup (illness) is active for Sunday's contest against the Colts.

Analysis: Gallup was plagued by an illness ahead of this game, sitting out Wednesday and Thursday before returning to drills in a limited capacity to cap the week. Coach Mike McCarthy told Jon Machota of The Athletic on Friday morning that he expected Gallup to be available Sunday, and that assumption has come to fruition. Whether or not Gallup's conditioning is impacted remains to be seen, but even if it isn't he may find the going tough versus Indianapolis' fourth-ranked pass defense (190.6 yards per game).

Dec 4, 2022 3:56 PM EST

Should play despite getting 'Q' tag

Gallup (illness) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Colts, though he's officially listed as questionable, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike McCarthy said as much Friday morning, and Gallup's return to a limited practice after missing two days supports the notion he's on track to play. He had a season-high 63 yards in last week's win over the Giants, perhaps portending a strong finish to the season as he puts more distance between himself and last year's ACL tear. On the other hand, Gallup gets a tough matchup this week against a Colts defense that's allowed the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers behind a strong CB group led by Stephon Gilmore. The Cowboys and Colts play on Sunday Night Football, which means inactives will be available around 7:00 p.m. ET.

Dec 2, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Should play Sunday

Coach Mike McCarthy expects Gallup (illness) to play Sunday against the Colts, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old has been unable to practice this week due to an illness, but McCarthy doesn't expect that to affect the wideout's availability this weekend. It appears Gallup is headed toward a questionable tag, and the situation should receive more clarity when the Cowboys release their official injury report later Friday.

Dec 2, 2022 9:09 AM EST

Absent for another practice

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Gallup (illness) won't practice Thursday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Gallup will miss his second consecutive practice on account of the illness, but the Cowboys are seemingly preparing as though the receiver will be ready to go by the time Sunday's game against the Colts arrives. Both he and cornerback Trevon Diggs -- who was also sidelined Wednesday with an illness -- are set to participate in virtual meetings Thursday while they work through their respective ailments. If Gallup's condition doesn't improve as the Cowboys hope, the team could turn to Noah Brown, Jalen Tolbert and potentially James Washington (foot) to fill snaps at receiver behind top target CeeDee Lamb.

Dec 1, 2022 9:20 AM EST

Misses practice with illness

Gallup missed Wednesday's practice while recovering from an illness, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gallup had season highs for catches (five) and yardage (63) last Thursday against the Giants, and he should have enough time to get healthy before Sunday night's matchup with Indianapolis. If not, Noah Brown and Jalen Tolbert would be the top candidates to take over more WR snaps.

Nov 30, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Season-high five grabs

Gallup caught five of eight targets for 63 yards in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: The catches and yards were season highs for Gallup, who missed the first three games of the year completing his recovery from an ACL tear and needed a few more weeks after that to shake off the rust. The fifth-year wideout has a 16-188-0 line on 25 targets over his last four contests, but while he's trending in the right direction, the potential addition of free-agent Odell Beckham could bring in extra competition for targets.

Nov 25, 2022 9:27 AM EST

Garners four targets in blowout win

Gallup caught three of four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Gallup looked strong despite the low output, breaking tough tackles on two separate occasions to churn out some extra yardage. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, the 26-year-old fell victim to a game script that called for heavy running back usage and the resting of starters in the fourth quarter. Gallup will try to get his disappointing 2022 campaign jumpstarted against the Giants on Thursday.

Nov 20, 2022 8:07 PM EST

Flat performance in loss

Gallup had four receptions (seven targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Gallup gave fantasy managers a scare when he appeared to suffer an injury to the same leg that cost him most of the 2021 campaign. The 26-year-old was able to return to the field after a brief visit to the medical tent and finish out the contest without any setbacks. Gallup will have a prime opportunity to break out of his cold spell next Sunday against the Vikings, who are extremely thin behind veteran starting cornerback Patrick Peterson.

Nov 13, 2022 7:42 PM EST

Gets more involved

Gallup recorded four receptions on six targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 49-29 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Gallup matched a season-best with four receptions and also narrowly posted his best yardage total of the campaign. He still worked behind CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz in terms of targets and that involvement could continue going forward. Given that Dallas prefers to keep the ball on the ground when possible, Gallup's volume is likely to be inconsistent at best moving forward.

Oct 30, 2022 8:16 PM EST

Blanked by Detroit

Gallup failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Analysis: Dak Prescott's return from a thumb injury created a lot of optimism around the Cowboys' offense, but Gallup instead has his worst performance since he rejoined the lineup in Week 4. CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown both posted solid numbers against Detroit, so the issue appears to be more on Gallup's end than Prescott's, and it's possible he's simply hit a bit of a wall after missing all of the offseason program and preseason while recovering from last season's ACL tear. He'll look to rebound in Week 8 against the Bears, but fantasy GMs might be better off keeping Gallup on their bench until after Dallas' Week 9 bye.

Oct 24, 2022 8:26 AM EST

Out of sync with QB

Gallup caught just two of seven targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Cooper Rush was not up to the task of facing Philadelphia's dominant defensive unit, as he failed to complete half of his passes and Gallup was the receiver who suffered the worst (28.6 catch rate). There are two positive takeaways to be had from the wideout's rough day. First, Gallup's seven targets finished only behind CeeDee Lamb's 10. The other good news is that Dak Prescott (thumb) could return as soon as next Sunday's matchup against the Lions, which would boost all of Dallas' receiving options heading into a soft matchup. Gallup will serve as the No. 2 receiver for whoever lines up under center in Week 7.

Oct 16, 2022 11:53 PM EST

Hauls in four passes Sunday

Gallup caught four of five targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 22-10 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The Cowboys' passing game didn't have much to do in a game dominated by the team's defense and rushing attack, but Gallup still carved out a little production for himself in his second game of the season. The veteran receiver appears to be rounding into form after last year's knee injury, just in time for a big NFC East clash with the Eagles in Week 6.

Oct 9, 2022 7:18 PM EST

Scores in 2022 debut

Gallup caught two passes for 24 yards and one touchdown on three targets against Washington on Sunday.

Analysis: Gallup's target count was a bit disappointing, but he didn't seem especially limited as he made his 2022 debut following his 2021 season-ending ACL tear. A more likely reason for Gallup's limited usage would simply be the fact that quarterback Cooper Rush, though he played well overall Sunday, doesn't have the arm to make the most of Gallup's downfield skill set. If Dak Prescott (thumb) can return to full strength soon that would probably help Gallup generate a bit more momentum.

Oct 2, 2022 2:25 PM EST

Cleared to play

Gallup (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Commanders, Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports reports.

Analysis: Gallup has finally been removed from the injury report after two weeks of full participation in every practice. Other players coming back from severe injuries have struggled to stay healthy this year, but the Cowboys hope they've been cautious enough to reduce Gallup's odds of meeting the same fate. To that end, he may have his snaps limited in his first game or two back in the lineup. He'll start off with a friendly matchup against a struggling, poorly coached Washington defense, potentially taking snaps away from Noah Brown and/or Jalen Tolbert.

Sep 30, 2022 12:51 PM EST

Remains full at practice

Gallup (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Dating back to last Thursday, Gallup has handled every practice rep, but his season debut has been delayed as he completes the later stages of his recovery from the torn left ACL that he sustained back on Jan. 2. There's hope he'll feel comfortable enough to return to action Sunday against the Commanders, but if he enters the weekend as questionable, a game-time decision likely is in store for Gallup. If he's available to the Cowboys offense, he's expected to work with quarterback Cooper Rush instead of Dak Prescott, who remains in recovery mode from a fractured right thumb.

Sep 29, 2022 1:12 PM EST

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