The Dallas Cowboys may not have to wait long before getting wide receiver Michael Gallup back this season based on his latest injury update.
Michael Gallup is slowly but surely making his way back from the torn ACL that ended his 2021 season.
He probably won’t be ready to go for Week 1. Cowboys fans can’t get their hopes up on that one.
The good news is they may get to see him suit up again before Week 5 because he’s not starting the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Michael Gallup injury update: Cowboys WR won’t go on PUP
Jerry Jones confirmed to the media on Wednesday that Gallup won’t be on the PUP list.
The argument for putting him on the PUP list is it would open a roster spot as Dallas cuts down before the season. However, if he was on the list he wouldn’t be able to play in the first four games of the campaign.
The fact that he’s not going to be listed means he can come back before the Cowboys take on the Chargers in Week 5. Games against the Bucs, Bengals, Giants and Commanders are now on the table for Gallup, though the earlier two are much more uncertain than the later ones.
Gallup signed a new five-year, $62.5 million contract despite dealing with his injury situation this offseason. Last year, he had 445 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas in nine games.
The Cowboys put a lot of faith in him by giving him a new deal despite his production dropping each year since his excellent sophomore season in 2019 when he had a career-high 1,107 yards and six touchdowns.
Getting him back from injury as early as possible is certainly a goal but it’s more important to get him back to full speed.