Wide Receiver Michael Gallup left the Cowboys' loss against the Arizona Cardinals following a first-half touchdown catch and did not return due to a knee injury. In postgame comments, Jerry Jones shared that Dallas fears Gallup's season is over due to a torn ACL but await an MRI tomorrow to confirm.
Gallup twisted in midair to grab Dak Prescott's pass and give Dallas its first touchdown of the game. But he came down awkwardly and immediately clutched his knee after the play, eventually having to be helped to the sideline by trainers.
Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is out for the season with a torn ACL, team owner Jerry Jones said. That is team’s belief. MRI on Monday can confirm.
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Even if the injury isn't a typical season ender, missing just a few games could knock Gallup out of the Cowboys' remaining action. There is only one regular-season game left before the playoffs.
This injury is especially unfortunate for Michael as an impending free agent. His rookie contract is up after 2021 and there's already been much speculation that Gallup will be too pricey for Dallas to retain next year.