The Cowboys are looking for a long-term contract to keep Michael Gallup at Dallas despite the recipient’s impending ACL injury.
The debate over whether Dallas should move forward with Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup could continue on social media but it’s pretty clear Cowboys moving.
Cooper looks set to still be traded or cut while Gallup seems close to reaching a deal to keep him around for the long term.
On Monday, Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network reported some details about Dallas’ negotiations with Gallup.
Cowboys work on a long-term contract for Michael Gallup
“The #Cowboys count on WR Michael Gallup’s cure after his ACL tore and that’s why they’re working to close a long-term deal that will pay Gallup over $10 million per year. season,” Garafolo tweeted.
He added on NFL Now, the deal Dallas is working on could last five years and be worth more than $10 million per season.
Gallup made $2.4 million in 2021 so he should get a big raise. Then again, since Cooper is expected to make $20 million in 2022, his contract should be a relative discount to the team. They need it as they navigate limitation issues.
The hard part is knowing if Dallas can rely on Gallup to the extent they can with Cooper.
In 2021, Cooper has 68 hits for 65 yards and eight touches. Gallup played just nine games, missing out on a calf strain before tearing the ACL in January. He had a total of 35 catches from 445 yards and two touchdowns.
With Cooper out of the picture, Gallup will be expected to play a much larger role in the offense. He will have to do that while recovering from a knee injury.
At least Cowboys fans can count on the reported positivity surrounding the extent of Gallup’s injury. Even so, Gallup will likely need time to return to action this season.
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