After two consecutive impressive games, Dallas Cowboys wideout Michael Gallup will be sidelined for some time.
During the fourth quarter of the 31-21 victory over the Redskins, Gallup suffered an injury to his left knee. As a result, he will undergo surgery on Tuesday. With a clean recovery, the receiver should only miss 2-4 weeks.
Sources: #Cowboys promising WR Michael Gallup is having arthroscopic surgery to trim his meniscus, knocking him out 2-4 weeks. No structural damage besides the meniscus tear, so the return should be quick.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
In just two weeks, Gallup has proven to have improved since last season. After a career day in Week one with 7 receptions for 158 yards, the wideout caught 6 passes for 68 yards against the Redskins. Now that he will be sidelined to recover from surgery, the Cowboys will have to find someone to fill his role.
Luckily, the Cowboys addressed their wide receiver depth over the offseason with the signing of Randall Cobb. In addition, third-year receiver Devin Smith showed promise after his first reception of the season served as a 51 yard touchdown. Along the likes of Smith and Cobb, receiver Tavon Austin and Cedrick Wilson will be playing opposite of WR1 Amari Cooper.
The Cowboys (2-0) will take on the Miami Dolphins (0-2) at home on Sunday. Gallup’s absence will be tested then.
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