4 easy cuts Cowboys can make to save $17 million in cap space

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1. Michael Gallup, WR

The Cowboys might again look to improve their wide receiver room this offseason. Brandin Cooks is a fine WR2, but he turns 31 in September. Meanwhile, Michael Gallup is coming off a third straight underwhelming season and 2023 might've been his worst year to date all things considered.

By the end of the season, Gallup was playing fewer snaps than Jalen Tolbert. He totaled 74 receiving yards in the final eight regular season games; good for an average of 9.4 yards per game. That stretch included three games without a catch.

Including the playoffs, he only had three games with more than 60 receiving yards. Two years removed from ACL surgery, Cowboys coaches and reporters alike waxed poetic before the season that Gallup's confidence and spring was back. That didn't translate on the field, as he produced fewer yards this year in 17 games (418) than he did last season in 14 games (424) and the year prior in nine games (445).

Making Gallup a post-June 1 cut would free up $9.5 million in cap space. He's regressed beyond comprehension post-ACL and it's time to move on. His breakout season in 2019 when he caught 66 passes for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns feels like a century ago.

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