Cowboys lose WR Michael Gallup to knee injury for remainder of season

ARLINGTON – The Dallas Cowboys not only lost the second seed in the NFC Playoffs after a home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but also to one of their best receivers, Michael Gallup.

The catcher was out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee when he caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter.

“It was really tough watching him go down,” said quarterback Dak Prescott. “He is a boy that we all love as a partner and as a person. You can’t think of a better player, by the way he plays, his intensity and everything he does, than Michael Gallup. It will be very hard to continue without him ”.

Perhaps less renowned than Amari Cooper or CeeDee Lamb, since Michael Gallup arrived in Dallas from Colorado State University in the third round of the 2018 draft, he became a starter and has made a name for himself in and out of the Los Angeles locker room. Cowboys.

Against the Cardinals, Gallup, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, had three receptions for 36 yards.

Gallup has become a receiver who can catch spectacular long-distance passes or who has never been afraid to catch the ball in midfield traffic. It’s also not hard to watch him land one-handed or have explosiveness after the catch.

“(Michael) is a player like few others. He is very tough in all aspects, especially mentally, ”said defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. “He has never been afraid to show what he can do. He told us that he heard the noise of the injury when he jumped for the pass and that when he fell to the ground he was already injured and did not release the ball.

“That shows you once again who Michael Gallup is. He is a great soldier. He’s going to come out of this with his face held high, ”added Lawrence.

“I feel terrible for Michael,” said coach Mike McCarthy. “Obviously, he made an incredible play, but he’s going to come back stronger than ever from this injury.”