4 Cowboys under contract in 2024 that fans are ready to move on from

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1. Michael Gallup, WR

It had to be Michael Gallup, right? At this point, it's clear that Gallup's 2021 ACL injury has sapped a chunk of his athleticism. Teammates and team reporters proclaimed during training camp last offseason that Gallup's spring and speed were back, but that didn't translate on the field.

In fact, Gallup had his worst season to date in 2023 two years removed from knee surgery. Dak Prescott had a low success rate when targeting Gallup early in the year. Eventually, Gallup was effectively benched for Jalen Tolbert.

For context, Brandin Cooks played 809 snaps this year, while Gallup played 612 -- a lowly 51.69% -- and Tolbert played 477. The fact there was such a discrepancy between Cooks and Gallup's playing time is damning. It looks worse for Gallup when you consider he makes more than the veteran.

From Week 7 on, Gallup logged just a 41.78% snap share. Tolbert played 41.85% of the snaps during that span, so the young buck essentially jumped Gallup on the depth chart.

Restructuring Gallup's contract last offseason will cost Dallas some cap savings in 2024, but they'd still salvage $9.5 million if they cut him with a post-June 1 designation this offseason. All signs point toward that happening.

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