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Cowboys’ Gallup Torches Eagles in Critical Week 16 Win

came into the with serious momentum. He logged 66 receptions for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns, doubling his output from his rookie season. However, most of the chatter surrounding the receiving unit was centered around and rookie sensation . The former inked a five-year, $100 million dollar deal in the and the latter was highly regarded as the best coming out of the college ranks.

Cooper has backed up his contract with another 1,000-yard season. Lamb, has already set the franchise's all-time rookie record for receptions (66) and is has a chance at 1,000 yards himself. This has made Gallup sort of the forgotten man in the Cowboys passing attack, but he reminded everyone has on Sunday that his name shouldn't be put on the backburner.

Gallup got his big game started early in the second quarter. With the up 14-3 and controlling the pace of the game, the Cowboys mostly road deep into the Eagles territory. On 2nd and 3 from the 21, Gallup finds an empty spot in the Eagles zone coverage by splitting the and and outruns several defenders for a touchdown to pull the Cowboys within four points.

He continued his dominance of the Eagles just before the halftime whistle. After a 55-yard catch by Gallup on the next drive that set up a field goal, the Eagles went back up by four after a field goal of their own. Gallup would cap off an 11-play drive doing his best impression. He jumps and catches the ball at its highest point on a fade route for a touchdown to put the Cowboys up by 3 and they never looked back.

Cooper had a feeling that Gallup was going to have a big day after his first reception in the first quarter.

“I just felt it,” Cooper said via the . “I felt it in the air. I just knew that this was the game he was going to dominate.”

Gallup didn't make his teammate out to be a liar as he finished with six receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns. All of his production came in the first half which meant Cooper and Lamb had to have had big games also with throwing for 377 yards. Cooper racked up 121 yards himself and Lamb added 65 yards and a 19-yard touchdown run. Gallup was happy to see his teammates shine.

“I love seeing that,” Gallup said. “I mean, Amari Cooper was streaking down the field. CeeDee was streaking down the field. It’s just fun to watch, and I’ve already been streaking down the field, so I’m not really sure I need any more catches to be honest, but I’ll take them if they come my way. It was just a fun game, a fun game.”

The will be a contract year for Gallup. With Cooper and Lamb locked up for the next several seasons, he'll be a major focus for the during the offseason and he made it clear after his big performance that his preference would be to remain in Dallas.

“I’d love to stay here as long possible, as long as possible,” Gallup said. “It’s a great group of guys here, great team, great staff. I want to be here as long as I can, as long as possible. It’s not always up to me. So, we’ll just see how that goes.”

The Cowboys have a chance to win the next Sunday with a victory over the and a loss by the Washington Football Team. If that's to become a reality, another big game from Gallup wouldn't hurt.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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James Vargas

I love Gallup. He has been a great receiver over the last couple of years. Really hope they can resing him. And…… Randy Gregory had also a great game for the Cowboys. Patience is paying off. Hope he continues to play well

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