1. Indianapolis Colts
If anyone had a more embarrassing last game of the season than the Cowboys, it was the Indianapolis Colts. All they had to do was beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and they’d be in the playoffs. The Colts choked.
However, there is no denying this team has promise. Running back Jonathan Taylor took the NFL by storm this year with a record-breaking season. Michael Pittman Jr., who still has two more years on his rookie deal, did well for Indy. The defense was one of the best at creating turnovers (aside from the Cowboys, of course). They really do have many pieces of the puzzle there.
Quarterback Carson Wentz, however, was a letdown when the team needed him to be a leader. To be fair, T.Y. Hilton, who is also set to be a free agent, was dealing with tons of injuries this year. Hilton is apparently also considering retirement. With Parris Campbell dealing with consistent cuts and bruises and Ashton Dulin entering restricted free agency, it would be wise for Indy to use saved-up cap money on a big offensive threat.
Adding a playmaker like Gallup who can make game-changing plays could help them secure victories over their toughest AFC opponents. The likelihood is that even though Wentz didn’t perform well enough this year, the Colts probably don’t want to go out and pay another big QB contract. Wentz will need help. If we learned anything, it’s that while Taylor is amazing, running the ball every play simply didn’t cut it for the Colts.
Gallup can be that instant impact and help boost a receiving corps that may be losing a lot of people.
At the end of the day, as Stephen Jones said on the radio, the Cowboys hope to have Gallup back next year. But if they can’t figure out their salary cap situation, the wide receiver may land with a big paycheck from one of these teams.