They hope he can bring back his form in 2019, wherein he had career-highs of 1,107 yards and six touchdowns.
But for now, he is still working his way back after surgery on his torn ACL
Because of this, he could only watch the Cowboys’ 2022 season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That’s not a good start for a player that signed a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension this offseason.
While Gallup had limited participation during their practice last Wednesday, his return to action is still uncertain.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) won’t play Sunday vs. Bengals, Mike McCarthy said. “There is still a process of return to play that he has to finish.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 16, 2022
Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Gehlken tweeted, “Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) won’t play Sunday vs. Bengals, Mike McCarthy said. ‘There is still a process of return to play that he has to finish.'”
Seeing him at practice is a welcome sign for Cowboys fans who are hoping for more positive news after Dak Prescott‘s injury.
Gallup played nine games last season, finishing with 445 yards and two touchdowns.
He is in his fifth year with the Cowboys, the team that selected him in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys did not place Gallup on the physically unable to perform list before the season started, hoping that he can return before Week 4.
More Players Sidelined For The Cowboys
Three more players will not suit up for Dallas in Week 2 other than Prescott and Gallup.
Meanwhile, safety Jayron Kearse is also nursing a knee injury.
The Cowboys will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 at home.