Recent Cowboys draft pick’s roster spot on life support after brutal pancake sequence

This recent Cowboys draft pick might struggle to make the 53-man roster.
Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (96) gestures
Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (96) gestures / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys reported to Oxnard nearly two weeks ago for training camp.

Micah Parsons looks primed to challenge for the Defensive Player of the Year, Brandin Cooks is already making things easier for the offense, while rookie seventh-rounder Jalen Brooks seemingly hasn't put a foot wrong yet, and KaVontae Turpin has flashed as a receiver after reporting late following the birth of his daughter.

Mike McCarthy has even waxed poetic on second-year DB Juanyeh Thomas, who spent all of last season on the practice squad. Already a proven special teamer, Thomas has impressed on defense in a variety of roles.

Of course, not every player has brought their best to Oxnard. The negatives shave been few and far between, but Neville Gallimore might find himself on the roster bubble following a rough practice on Thursday.

Check out Gallimore get pancaked by a pair of Cowboys defensive linemen.

Cowboys' Neville Gallimore pancaked by two bench players at training camp

Gallimore admittedly was double-teamed, but that's no excuse. A lot of Cowboys fans replied defending Gallimore for having to fend off the double, but one would expect the fourth-year lineman to hold up better than this. Simply put, DL are not supposed to end up on their backside when doubled.

For those curious, Alex Taylor is No. 72 who helped send Gallimore to the ground. Head over to for a layout of the roster. Taylor isn't even listed on the website. He was signed to the practice squad in November and later signed to a reserve/future contract in January after the season.

One bad rep shouldn't seal Gallimore's roster fate. Some of the reports out of Oxnard have been positive regarding the 26-year-old. However, the sheer ease in which he was pancaked is perhaps a testament to why his roster spot isn't as secure as it's been in years past.

The No. 82 overall pick in the 2020 draft, Gallimore was a healthy scratch for the first round of the playoffs against the Bucs last season.

The Cowboys lost Carlos Watkins this offseason, but they suddenly have a number of interior defenders to choose from, including first-rounder Mazi Smith. He joins starter Osa Odighizuwa, veteran run specialist Johnathan Hankins, the underrated Chauncey Golston, Quinton Bohanna, and former-offensive-lineman-turned-defender Isaac Alarcón.

That's a lot of competition for Gallimore, who's in the final year of his rookie contract. Let's hope the Oklahoma product is able to shake this off and remind the coaching staff that he can contribute on this star-studded defense.

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