6'1'' / 198 lbs
Feeling good again
Gallup (knee/ankle) said Wednesday that he feels "springy again" after dealing with knee soreness for much of last season, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
His recovery from arthroscopic knee and ankle procedures in January unsurprisingly was much easier than his rehab from surgery to repair a torn ACL the preceding February. Gallup made it back on the field less than eight months after his major surgery last year, missing only the first three games before suiting up for 16 in a row (including playoffs). The 27-year-old seems to be healthy now and should improve on his 2022 career-low averages of 30.3 yards per game and 5.7 yards per target, but Gallup doesn't project for much volume as the likely third option at wideout after the Cowboys traded for Brandin Cooks in the offseason. Dallas also brought in an offensive coordinator who is considered more run-focused than predecessor Kellen Moore, though the Cowboys' other offseason moves don't lend to the notion of a higher rush rate under new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|4 WAS||Dome 74°||10.4||35th||5.20||-3.0||42.5||3||2||24||1||12.0||12||0||0%||1||0||0||12%||8%||0%||92%|
|5 @LA||Outdoor 72°||8.4||49th||2.10||5.0||41.5||5||4||44||0||11.0||9||3||20%||2||1||0||31%||3%||0%||97%|
|6 @PHI||Outdoor 61°||3.8||62nd||1.90||6.5||42.5||7||2||18||0||9.0||9||0||0%||0||0||0||19%||16%||0%||84%|
|7 DET||Dome 75°||0.0||114th||0.00||-7.0||47.5||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||100%||0||0||0||8%||5%||0%||95%|
|8 CHI||Dome 64°||8.9||48th||2.23||-10.0||42.5||6||4||49||0||12.3||8||4||0%||3||0||0||23%||8%||0%||92%|
|10 @GB||Outdoor 33°||7.5||55th||1.88||-3.5||43.5||7||4||35||0||8.8||5||4||0%||1||1||0||16%||1%||0%||99%|
|11 @MIN||Dome 29°||7.1||50th||2.37||-2.5||47.5||4||3||41||0||13.7||8||6||0%||2||0||0||13%||4%||0%||96%|
|12 NYG||Dome 57°||11.3||38th||2.26||-10.0||44.5||8||5||63||0||12.6||10||3||0%||3||1||0||28%||4%||0%||97%|
|13 IND||Dome 67°||18.3||16th||4.58||-10.5||43.5||7||4||23||2||5.8||2||4||0%||1||0||0||23%||2%||0%||98%|
|14 HOU||Dome 53°||6.0||64th||3.00||-17.5||44.5||6||2||40||0||20.0||17||4||33%||2||1||0||15%||0%||0%||100%|
|15 @JAC||Outdoor 54°||1.2||103rd||1.20||-4.0||47.5||2||1||2||0||2.0||2||0||0%||0||0||0||7%||13%||0%||87%|
|16 PHI||Dome 35°||13.6||28th||3.40||-4.0||46.5||7||4||36||1||9.0||8||1||43%||1||0||0||20%||8%||0%||92%|
|17 @TEN||Outdoor 56°||6.9||43rd||2.30||-13.5||42.5||4||3||39||0||13.0||11||2||0%||3||0||0||10%||7%||0%||93%|
|18 @WAS||Outdoor 42°||2.0||97th||2.00||-7.0||41.5||6||1||10||0||10.0||9||1||0%||1||0||0||17%||12%||0%||88%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
To be featured more in 2023
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has told Gallup (knee/ankle) that he will be featured more in 2023, according to Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News.
We should believe it when we see it. Gallup tore his ACL late in 2021 and missed the first three games of the 2022 campaign only to go on and average a career-low 30.3 yards per game and 10.9 yards per catch on 5.3 targets per contest. With the addition of Brandin Cooks as CeeDee Lamb's new sidekick and playing in an offense that wants to run the ball, Gallup will be fighting for leftover targets as the third option at best. He's not an exciting fantasy prospect headed into 2023 and is coming off of offseason clean-up surgeries on both his ankle and knee.
Restructures contract with Cowboys
Gallup (knee/ankle) agreed to a restructured contract Monday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Recovering from offseason knee and ankle clean-up procedures, Gallup's restructure creates roughly $7 million in cap space for the Cowboys. Gallup had a disappointing 2022, catching just 39 passes for 424 yards and four touchdowns and averaging a career-low 10.9 yards per catch after tearing his ACL the previous year.
Undergoes pair of surgeries
Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday that Gallup recently had arthroscopic procedures on his right knee and right ankle, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gallup picked up a left ankle injury during the 2021 opener and then suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Week 17 of that same season, which delayed his 2022 debut until Week 4. He proceeded to play in every game thereafter, compiling a 44-470-5 receiving line on 83 targets in 16 games, including two playoff contests. Now with a pair of surgeries on his other leg, Gallup again will embark on a rehab effort with the aim to be healthy for the 2023 season. He just completed the first year of a five-year extension, making he and CeeDee Lamb the top wide receivers for the Cowboys offense, barring offseason additions to the position group.
Unable to bounce back in 2022
Gallup caught 39 of 74 targets for 424 yards and four touchdowns over 14 games in the 2022 regular season.
The fifth-year wideout missed the first three games of the season while completing his recovery from ACL surgery, but given the disappointing numbers he ended up posting, it looks like the Cowboys may have rushed him back too soon. Gallup posted fewer yards in 2022 than he did the year before despite playing in five more games, and his only real impact came during a brief two-game stretch in Weeks 11 and 12 -- he set his season high for yards with 63 against the Giants, then followed that performance up with two TDs against the Colts. He did manage a 5-46-1 line on six targets in the wild-card win over the Buccaneers, but in general the 26-year-old never regained his pre-injury form, and he never got on the same page as Dak Prescott -- Gallup's average yards of separation and catch percentage both ranked in the bottom 12 in the NFL. He still has four more years left on the contract he signed last offseason, and a fairly significant dead cap hit in 2023 if he were to be cut loose, so Gallup should be back in Dallas next season. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him bumped down the depth chart by a significant offseason addition, however, as the front office looks to give CeeDee Lamb more reliable help.
Only one catch Sunday
Gallup caught one of six targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.
It was a shockingly bad performance from Dak Prescott and the entire Dallas offense in the regular-season finale, and the team's depth wideouts behind CeeDee Lamb were dragged down by their QB's struggles. Gallup hasn't topped four catches or 40 receiving yards since Week 12 but somewhat salvaged his fantasy value with three TDs over the last six games, making him a risky option in Monday's wild-card clash with the Buccaneers.
Three catches in win
Gallup secured three of four targets for 39 yards in the Cowboys' 27-13 win over the Titans on Thursday night.
Gallup put together a serviceable night overall, but recent arrival T.Y. Hilton continued to poach some of the former's downfield role by producing a 4-50 line on five targets and recording a 28-yard grab along the way. Hilton's experience and fresh legs could continue allowing him to carve out more snaps at Gallup's expense, but further clarity may be gleaned on that front from their respective usage in a Week 18 road matchup against the Commanders a week from Sunday.