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Could Cowboys WR Michael Gallup Win Offensive Rookie of the Year?

A third-round receiver winning sounds pretty unlikely in paper, but that didn't stop one national media analyst from predicting it. Best of all, the ' was the honoree.

Trapasso's belief is that Gallup, who he called a “first-round caliber” player, will benefit from attention payed to veteran and have lots of opportunities to succeed. He's clearly a big fan of the rookie, which is wonderful to hear.

While we love this idea, we also know our team better than many national “experts.” In this case, Trapasso's lack of familiarity with the Dallas roster is evident.

Yes, Hurns may be the go-to receiver in 2018. But he doesn't even mention , a favorite target of and more likely to get targets than Gallup. There's also , who still factors into this discussion even if you don't want him to.

What's more, Gallup didn't join the . He's with the run-first Cowboys, who will likely be giving Ezekel Elliott every carry he can handle this season.

Not only does Dallas' old school approach makes it much tougher for Gallup, but also isn't on his side.

In the last 20 years, only four receivers have won Offensive Rookie of the Year: , Anquan Boldin, Percy Harvin, and All of them were first-round picks except Boldin, who went in the .

There is lots of competition for the award in 2018, too. You have several first-round quarterbacks, as the new starting for the Giants, Receiver DJ Moore walking into a big role in Carolina, plus joining the pass-happy Falcons.

So yes, we love Chris Trapasso for giving Michael Gallup praise. But I wouldn't put any money on his prediction.

Of course, I hope he's right and I'm wrong.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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