Most of the time, media attention is drawn to the star player or a new player. Who on the Dallas Cowboys isn’t being given the attention he deserves?
After Dallas drafted wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, posts were showing him alongside wide receiver Amari Cooper but left out Gallup. Why is the media ignoring Gallup as he blooms into an impact receiver?
In the 2018 draft, Dallas drafted Gallup in the third round. He began as the third/fourth receiver but got more opportunity after former teammate Terrance Williams was placed on IR and suspended by the NFL.
He had a promising season, eclipsing 500 yards. With Williams and wide receiver Cole Beasley not returning in 2019, attention shifted to Gallup to excel in a bigger role.
In his sophomore season, Gallup doubled his yards from the season prior while scoring four more touchdowns, all in two fewer games. There were moments where he looked like a number one wideout.
The issue with Gallup is that he had some key drops. He had a total of 11 drops last season. Put that alongside a 58.4 percent catching percentage.
You can look at it two ways. With improved hands, Gallup can have 1,300 yards as the number two wide receiver. At the same time, if his hands don’t get better then quarterback Dak Prescott may have to look elsewhere more.
Regardless, you can’t deny that Gallup has been a great deep threat for the Cowboys. In two fewer games, Gallup had only 82 fewer yards and two fewer touchdowns than Cooper.
Now with Lamb in the picture, everyone is throwing the rookie in the spot that Gallup occupied. While Lamb does have the potential to take over the spot by the time the season is over, it is a little early to make that claim that he deserves it over Gallup.
If Lamb is going to take Gallup’s spot, he is going to have to take it during the season. It does not make sense to have Gallup not play at the number two spot after the season he just had.
Everything surrounding the Cowboys offense is either around the offensive line or running back Ezekiel Elliott running the show. People still doubt Prescott, they say Cooper is inconsistent, and Gallup is never brought up in the conversation.
I can see Gallup having another good season in 2020. I have no clue if that is what it will take for him to get some credit, because after throwing for 30 touchdowns and almost eclipsing 5,000 yards, Prescott is still being heavily doubted.
I think Michael Gallup has done enough to get his share of the credit. What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below if you think he deserves more credit, or what he needs to do to get it.