Watch Michael Gallup’s impressive toe-drag catch that helped put Cowboys up 19-10
Last week, Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup finally got the green light to return to the field after tearing his ACL in Week 17 of the 2021 season.
After a major injury, some players take some time to get back to themselves. Others never get back to the way they were.
Against the Commanders in Week 4, that wasn’t the case. Gallup wasted no time proving why he was worth the five-year, $62.5 million contract extension he was given back in March.
He drew two major pass interference penalties and had a beautiful nine-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone.
The start of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams wasn’t quite as positive. Gallup’s first pass in his direction was a brutal drop. The Cowboys WR was wide open on a 3rd and 2 play in the first half that would have been a first down at the least and possibly a touchdown at best. It was a big momentum shift moment.
Gallup wasn’t going to let that be what people remembered.
About three minutes into the second half, the Cowboys had a 3rd and long situation in their own territory. Cooper Rush dropped back and tossed up a prayer to Gallup who was running up the sideline. In almost any situation, this catch is near impossible.
Gallup was being closely covered by Derrion Kendrick and he was falling as he made the catch, but he made sure to get those feet in bounds.
This majorly made up for his drop from the first half. The slow motion video below shows just how impressive the catch was and how close the WR was to being out of bounds.
While the Cowboys offense wasn’t able to figure out how to get in the end zone, this electric catch led the way to another Dallas field goal that put the Cowboys up 19-10.
This is the Gallup we’ve missed. If you think back, the 26-year-old tore his ACL while succesfully bringing in an acrobatic and athletic grab in the end zone back in January. This is why he makes the big bucks.