3 reasons re-signing Michael Gallup was a good move by the Cowboys

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Why Michael Gallup’s contract was a smart move by the Cowboys: The Chemistry

When you think about the chemistry of it all (especially after the team traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns), the Cowboys had to keep one of the receivers there that has grown up with Dak Prescott.

With CeeDee Lamb and Cooper needing a lot of the same areas on the field to be their best selves, though Lamb operated from the inside and Cooper from the outside, Gallup gives them that over-the-top threat to keep defenses honest, while also having a layered approach to the passing attack.

For example, the backs and tight ends will take a lot of the short, underneath, or at the line of scrimmage stuff, while Lamb is a guy that will truly excel in the short to intermediate areas, doing a ton of his work after the catch.

As far as Gallup goes, he has been the one that excels the most after he gets 10 yards or more down the field in his routes. His 4.4-second speed is also more apparent and effective in a straight-line manner, allowing him to accelerate and separate from defenders after going up to make a tough grab.

Despite all of his unique skills, there are several other important reasons Gallup deserves to be on the roster still. The main reason is the money. For the Joneses, it’s always about the money.