The Cowboys front office can make several monetary maneuvers to keep Gallup
Every NFL front office knows that sneaky money maneuvers need to happen each year to keep players around and make extra cap space. They can restructure contracts or make cuts. There is a lot of talk about the salary cap when it comes to the Cowboys, but here are the things that really matter.
The Cowboys didn’t lose last season or come up short due to a personnel issue. They had all the talent one could ask for, but they shot themselves in the foot too much. The best way to try and do it all over again is to—well, try and do it all over again. There is always this little caveat about sports and all the economics that go into doing the deals. You can get creative to bring back your own! Gallup is still technically that. The Cowboys have several ways to save money that could free up money to make Gallup a priority.
You paid the quarterback, for good or for bad depending on the fan, scout, or analyst in question. With that, don’t handcuff him by not keeping the pieces around him that made you want to give him that deal.
Also, before you mention Cedrick Wilson, why not maintain that luxury as well? He’s one of, if not the very best, fourth wideout on any team in the league. Plus, his contract won’t be nearly as expensive as other Cowboys free agents.
Needless to say, the point is this. Keeping Gallup in the fold is not only correct for the aforementioned reasons, but the smartest move. He is the big-name free agent that Dallas needs to keep around. It’s almost lucky for Jones that Gallup is entering free agency injured. He won’t cost 100% on the dollar right now, and that’s how the perennially good teams do it. Even though the Cowboys are struggling with cap space, retaining Gallup is doable and necessary.