June 13, 2024

Are Michael Gallup's best days with the Cowboys behind him? ✭ Inside The StarA few years back, the Cowboys signed the wrong wide receiver, and ever since, Michael Gallup’s contract has been among the worst that Dallas has ever made.

Gallup has not had a season with more than 500 yards in any of his previous three seasons. Nevertheless, they agreed to a five-year, $87 million contract extension with him in March 2022.

Twelve times. This season, Gallup has had two or fewer catches in a game on that number of occasions. He didn’t even record a catch in three games.

Ironically, he played his finest game against the Packers during the playoffs. With six receptions, he gained 103 yards.

The Cowboys, with a $242 million league-wide cap ceiling in 2024. At the moment, Dallas is roughly $20 million “over the cap.”

They don’t have to worry about being in line or out of line until March 13th, which is the beginning of the NFL business year.

They’ll have many options to pull this off, starting with renegotiating Terence Steele’s contract as right tackle.

The main one is that they can save more than $9 million in space if they fire Gallup after June 1.

It’s time to move on from him; we’ve seen enough since his ACL tear, and he isn’t regaining the over 1,000 yards he once possessed.

Among the worst decisions this team has made in recent memory is trading Amari Cooper and adding Gallup.

The issue is that Jerry Jones adores being devoted to his players, and it is currently biting him in the rear.

In the second or third round of this year’s draft, I would cut Gallup and select a young, less expensive wide receiver.

For $60 million less than you are paying Gallup, you can acquire a younger player who has never suffered a knee injury.

Jalen Tolbert of the Cowboys produced more for the club than Gallup did. Having said that, Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons will need to be paid by this squad.

In all honesty, this squad will not be losing Prescott, therefore they will need to find a way to create room.

Yes, he struggles in the postseason, but there isn’t anyone else that will enter the draft at selection 24 or sign a free agent and produce like him.

He was considered for MVP, and he is the reason they make the playoffs each year.

Gallup is swappable.

The issue is that Jerry Jones adores being devoted to his players, and it is currently biting him in the rear.

In the second or third round of this year’s draft, I would cut Gallup and select a young, less expensive wide receiver.

For $60 million less than you are paying Gallup, you can acquire a younger player who has never suffered a knee injury.

Jalen Tolbert of the Cowboys produced more for the club than Gallup did. Having said that, Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons will need to be paid by this squad.

In all honesty, this squad will not be losing Prescott, therefore they will need to find a way to create room.

Yes, he struggles in the postseason, but there isn’t anyone else that will enter the draft at selection 24 or sign a free agent and produce like him.

He was considered for MVP, and he is the reason they make the playoffs each year.

This team’s window is closing, and because he can’t even muster 500 yards, it makes no sense to retain him on the roster for sixty million dollars.

It’s going to be an exciting few months. In 2024, Mike McCarthy will be coaching for the last time; if he is not hired as head coach, Dan Quinn may return.

There are a few things this squad has to work on, but first they need to make enough space so they can sign the stars they currently have.

Gallup, I’m grateful for your one wonderful season. You’ll be missed, my friend.

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