Despite an encouraging week in Michael Gallup’s recovery process, the Dallas receiver was officially ruled out of the Cowboys’ Week two matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Earlier this week, Gallup’s rating was upgraded to questionable, and on Thursday he took part in his first workout with full pads.
The veteran is still recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained in week 17 of the 2021 season.
“I think we are at the final stage. He had good soreness today. It’ll be great to get him out for a whole week next week. He looks great,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.
On February 10, Gallup underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Since then, he has reached every mark on the projected injury chart.
Given the progress of his recovery, there’s a good chance Gallup will be able to return to the field for the Cowboys’ Week three matchup against the New York Giants. The team refrained from adding him to the injured reserve before the start of the season, leaving the door open for a return during the first four weeks.
Gallup’s return will be well received by the Cowboys faithful. In addition to Dak Prescott’s injury sustained in the first week, the Dallas team is noticeably losing weight at the wide receiver position. He will be a big help, giving backup quarterback Cooper Rush a solid goal in the pass game.
CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown and Jalen Tolbert will continue to get the most wide-angle shots in Gallup’s absence.