Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Tuesday that Gallup "is taking the next step you look for in young players," and he's seen more reps in the slot this offseason, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gallup is heading into a contract season with questions surrounding his status with the Cowboys beyond 2021 following the first-round selection of CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft. Gallup saw his numbers take a slight downturn last season, but that could be, in part, due to a new coaching staff and Dak Prescott going down with an injury for most of the season. Gallup should play a key role in the Cowboys' offense again this season and, if his offseason reps hold any water, could be in line for some added work in the slot.
Gallup caught four of eight targets for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
The third-year receiver saw generally increased target volume after the Cowboys' Week 10 bye as he showed some chemistry with Andy Dalton, but for the most part, Gallup's chances of matching or improving on his 2019 breakout evaporated when Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury Week 5. Gallup's disappointing campaign was highlighted by a lackluster 8.0 YPT -- 1.8 yards less than the season before. Assuming Prescott is back and healthy in 2021, Gallup will be a strong candidate for a rebound, even as part of a crowded WR group alongside Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
Gallup caught six of eight targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles.
The Cowboys passing game re-discovered its early-season form in this one, and Gallup capitalized with his most productive outing of the season, leading Dallas in catches and targets while tying Amari Cooper for the team lead in receiving yards. It's been a mostly disappointing campaign overall for Gallup, but the third-year wideout could wipe all that away with another big effort in Week 17's clash with the Giants, as both teams remain alive in the hunt for the NFC East title.
Gallup (hip) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The hip pointer Gallup sustained in Sunday's win over the 49ers was initially expected to limit his practice reps this week, but the third-year wideout has apparently progressed faster in his recovery than anticipated. So long as he avoids a setback in practice the next two days, Gallup looks on track to enter this weekend's matchup with the Eagles minus an injury designation. Gallup has drawn five or more targets in seven straight contests.
Gallup (hip) will be a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
The report notes that head coach Mike McCarthy believes that Gallup will be able to play Sunday against the Eagles. The wideout's ability to practice Wednesday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- is a positive indicator toward that end.
Gallup (hip) has avoided serious injury and hasn't yet been ruled out to face the Eagles on Sunday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gallup was forced out of last weekend's win over the 49ers due to a strained hip, but not before hauling in three catches for 26 yards and a score. The third-year pro has seen 35 targets in five games since the Cowboys' bye. If Gallup misses any time, Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner will all be candidates to handle more work behind CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.
Gallup sustained a strained right hip during Sunday's 41-33 win over the 49ers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Prior to his departure later in the game, Gallup had three receptions (on five targets) for 26 yards and one touchdown. While clarity regarding his status likely will arrive at some point in the coming days, the Cowboys still have Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, backed up by Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner, at wide receiver if Gallup misses time.
Gallup won't return to Sunday's contest against the 49ers due to a hip injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
While the announcement came without context, Gallup will finish his day with three catches (on five targets) for 26 yards and one touchdown. The score marked just his third of the season on his 90 targets at the time of his departure. In the wake of this health concern, the Cowboys' receiver group has been whittled down to Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown and Cedrick Wilson.
Gallup caught two of six targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Bengals.
The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincinnati fumbles led to 17 first-half points for Dallas, but Gallup still failed to take advantage of his opportunities. Despite consistent target volume, he's topped 50 receiving yards just once in the last five games heading into a potentially tough matchup Week 15 against the 49ers.
Gallup secured seven of 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 34-17 loss to the Ravens on Tuesday night.
Coming off a six-catch effort on Thanksgiving Day against Washington, Gallup followed up by pacing the Cowboys in receptions, receiving yardage and targets. The third-year wideout's yardage total was also his highest since Week 3, a welcome surge for fantasy managers at a critical time of year. Gallup will look to continue his upward trajectory while helping quarterback Andy Dalton extract some revenge on his former employer in a favorable Week 14 road matchup in Cincinnati.
Gallup caught six of eight targets for 41 yards in Thursday's 41-16 loss to Washington.
He tied Amari Cooper for the team lead in targets and catches on the afternoon, but while Cooper saw use as a downfield threat, Gallup's primary role was moving the chains. The third-year wideout's volume continues to trend up, as Gallup's seen 32 targets over the last four games, but it's resulted in only a meager 18-167-0 line. He's unlikely to break out in Week 13's tough matchup on the road against the Ravens.
Gallup caught two of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings.
With Andy Dalton back under center, the Cowboys' passing game was a little more potent, but Gallup still found himself taking a back seat to Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Gallup's numbers are down across the board this season, and things might not get any easier for him in Week 12 as Dallas faces a stingy Washington secondary on Thanksgiving.
Gallup caught three of seven targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.
Another week, another quarterback for the Cowboys. Gallup enjoyed a season-high 12 targets with Ben DiNucci under center last week, but he handled a more modest target share Sunday with Garrett Gilbert, tying CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz for the team high in the category. Most of Gallup's production came from a 20-yard reception on the Cowboys' final drive when the Steelers forfeited short throws to protect against big plays. Andy Dalton (concussion) may be back following the Week 10 bye, and while there's no reason to think that alone will change Gallup's fortunes, a Week 11 matchup against the Vikings is quite intriguing.
Gallup had seven receptions (12 targets) for 61 yards in Sunday's 23-9 loss to Philadelphia.
Gallup led all Cowboys in terms of receiving production after being held without a catch against the Football Team last week. While this was a step in the right direction for the talented wideout, it was clear that rookie third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci will not be a Cinderella story (52 percent completion percentage for 180 yards and no touchdowns). There is a chance Andy Dalton (concussion) could return for next week's tilt against the Steelers, and while the veteran is an upgrade over Dallas' current quarterback, a shoddy offensive line may not let this passing attack get anything going against a stout Pittsburgh defense in Week 9.
Gallup failed to catch either of his targets in Sunday's 25-3 loss to Washington.
The third-year receiver's production bottomed out on a day in which the Cowboys were forced to turn to rookie seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci after Andy Dalton (concussion) left the game, with neither QB getting time in the pocket behind a patchwork offensive line. The outlook for the entire Dallas offense is bleak heading into Week 8's road clash with the Eagles, but if DiNucci does make his first NFL start, Gallup will at least be starting from the same place as Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb in terms of chemistry with the young signal-caller.
Gallup secured two of six targets for 23 yards in the Cowboys' 38-10 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night.
The big-play receiver couldn't recreate his magic from the critical final drive against the Giants a week earlier, during which he made two acrobatic receptions to help put Dallas in field-goal range. Gallup's reception tally tied for his lowest of the season, while his yardage was a low-water mark for him in 2020. He also dropped a would-be touchdown at the end of the first half, forcing Dallas to settle for a field goal. Gallup has now been under 30 receiving yards twice in the last three contests, but the target count Monday night was actually his second highest of the season, which is a silver lining considering it came in Andy Dalton's first game as starter. The duo will look to connect on a more efficient basis in a Week 7 divisional battle versus the Washington Football Team.
Gallup caught all four of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Giants.
Once again, Gallup saw few looks from Dak Prescott early in the game as the quarterback showed great chemistry with rookie CeeDee Lamb. However, after Prescott was carted off the field with a likely season-ending ankle injury, Gallup found himself on the end of completions of 19 and 38 yards from Andy Dalton to set up the game-winning field goal. Gallup had often been the forgotten man in the Dallas passing game through the early part of the year, but the unfortunate switch at QB could prove to be a boon for his numbers. Dalton's tendencies should become clearer beginning in Week 6's clash with the Cardinals.
Gallup caught two of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 49-38 loss to the Browns.
While it's not a surprise to see Amari Cooper (12-134-1 on 16 targets) or first-round pick CeeDee Lamb (5-79-2 on seven targets) get more looks from Dak Prescott in any particular game, Gallup even found himself with fewer targets than Cedrick Wilson and fewer catches than Noah Brown in another disappointing performance. As long as Prescott is forced to attempt 50-plus passes per game, however, there will be plenty of opportunities for Gallup to shake off his slow start to the season.
Gallup caught six of nine targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
Both Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson put up huge passing numbers, but Gallup led both teams in receiving yards on the afternoon. The third-year wideout also found the end zone for the first time this season on a 43-yard bomb early in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys tried to complete another big comeback. Gallup will look to keep his momentum going in Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already given up five TDs to opposition WRs.
Gallup caught two of five targets for 58 yards in Sunday's comeback win over the Falcons.
He was fifth in targets on the day for the Cowboys, as Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott and even tight end Dalton Schultz all saw more looks from Dak Prescott. Gallup did make his receptions count, however, hauling in a 20-yard pass late in the first half to set up a field goal and then making a leaping 38-yard grab along the sideline late in the fourth quarter that eventually led to Prescott's third rushing TD of the game. One of Dallas' trio of wide receivers is likely going to be on the back burner in any given week, but it won't necessarily be Gallup every time. He'll look to get more involved Week 3 against a Seahawks secondary that just gave up 397 passing yards to Cam Newton.
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|2||Sun 09/20||vs ATL||W 40-39||2||58||29.0||38||0|
|3||Sun 09/27||@ SEA||L 31-38||6||138||23.0||52||1|
|4||Sun 10/04||vs CLE||L 38-49||2||29||14.5||17||0|
|7||Sun 10/25||@ WAS||L 3-25||0||0||-||0||0|
|8||Sun 11/01||@ PHI||L 9-23||7||61||8.7||14||0|
|9||Sun 11/08||vs PIT||L 19-24||3||36||12.0||20||0|
|11||Sun 11/22||@ MIN||W 31-28||2||29||14.5||19||0|
|12||Thu 11/26||vs WAS||L 16-41||6||41||6.8||19||0|
|13||Tue 12/08||@ BAL||L 17-34||7||86||12.3||28||1|
|14||Sun 12/13||@ CIN||W 30-7||2||23||11.5||12||0|
|15||Sun 12/20||vs SF||W 41-33||3||26||8.7||12||1|
|16||Sun 12/27||vs PHI||W 37-17||6||121||20.2||55||2|
|17||Sun 01/03||@ NYG||L 19-23||4||49||12.2||20||0|
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