Round Three was finally where the Dallas Cowboys went with a wide receiver as they chose Michael Gallup out of Colorado State. With the Cowboys needing talent outside, many thought they would have chosen a wide receiver earlier, but at the time Gallup was seen as a bit of a steal at this point in the draft.
Gallup had a 1000-yard season in 2019 and his stock was up. However, an injury ridden 2021, followed by a lackluster 2022 has hurt his value overall. Granted, the Cowboys may have rushed him back due to the problems at wide receiver in 2022, however, outside of the 2019 season he has not quite lived up fully to where fans thought he would be.
Yes, the injury has hurt him, but the Dallas Cowboys did decide to re-sign him and keep him on the roster. The team obviously like a lot of what Gallup provides with his ability to catch on the sidelines and make some highlight-worthy plays.
The knock on Gallup has been consistency. He will show up for a game like week 15 in 2020, going for 121 yards and 2 TDs, but then also have a game like week 14 from 2021 where he had 3 catches for 32 yards.
Gallup has been a solid player for the Cowboys and while he may not fully be the “number two” guy in Dallas, he is part of their trio of starters. After a shaky 2022, there is a lot on expectations surrounding Gallup for the 2023 season. With the acquisition of Brandin Cooks in the offseason, there is some question to what role Gallup will play in this offense and where he will be in the ultimate hierarchy.
Individual Grade: B-