Neville Gallimore Has Golden Opportunity With Dontari Poe Departure

    The have done some wheeling and dealing this week on their after a disappointing 2-5 start to the . On Tuesday, they dealt to the for a conditional draft pick. One day later, was released due to poor performance and weight issues according to team owner .

    Poe's departure sets up a great chance for rookie Defensive to get more snaps. The former Oklahoma Sooner acknowledged that on a conference call Wednesday.

    “All I know is that it’s an opportunity for me to step up personally,” Gallimore said.

    Gallimore was already seeing his snaps increase before Poe was removed from the roster. After just 20 snaps in the first four weeks, he's seen his reps trend upward to 22, 23, and 38 in the last three games.

    Being able to sit and learn behind veterans can be extremely beneficial for a young player trying to acclimate his game from college to the NFL level. The rookie spoke about how that has helped him so far in Dallas.

    “Extremely beneficial,” Gallimore said. “It’s really cool from the fact, obviously coming from where I played ball at college- being faster, stronger than everybody- to being around guys where I’m not the fastest. I’m not the strongest. But just having a great group of guys who’ve been through the process and know what it takes. Just kind of leaning on them, understanding how I can be beneficial to the team by just doing my part and not having to do too much, but just doing my job the best I know how.

    “Yeah, it’s a learning curve, but it’s a part of it. I know it wasn’t going to be easy. Heck, it wasn’t easy to get into this position anyway. So again, it’s just another opportunity for me to grow as a football player and again, just get better. That’s the biggest thing for me. I want to improve and I want to limit any mistakes or similar mistakes that happened in the past. Just grow. I’m just trying to be a better ballplayer, end of the day.”

    Having good technique is very important for a . The ability to use speed and power as well as being good with your hands simultaneously is what separates the average from the elite. Gallimore admitted that he's working on that particular aspect of his game to help out the Cowboys league-worst .

    “You know, obviously the biggest thing is just being able to be more effective in the run game,” Gallimore said. “Stuff I’ve got to be better at. That’s just something I’m working on: making sure my hands, my technique, everything is where it should be. I’m working on it and again, can’t really speak on it; just got to continue to show it. Obviously that’s the biggest thing I’m working on: making sure that I’m taking steps to really help this team be more effective in run stop.”

    The Cowboys selected Gallimore in the third-round which means they had plans of him contributing early. The promising young talent recognizes that there's no time like the present for him to make an impact.

    “I’m here for a reason. They got me here for a reason,” said the rookie. “So it’s my opportunity to step up, and I have that chance now. Taking it day by day. A lot of the progression doesn’t happen overnight. It’s about making sure I focus on the little things, just keeping my head down, and trying to get better.”

    also realizes that Poe's departure has created opportunities for other guys on the roster.

    “I mean really, my view is based on evaluation, going through everything each and every day,” McCarthy said Thursday, per Michael Gehlken of the . “You look at all the variables involved in what it takes for players to be successful. But at the end of the day, we feel this decision gives a number of guys more opportunities. We want to feel the impact of particularly some of these young guys getting more snaps, so that’s the direction I’m going.”

    He mentioned veteran and Gallimore as the players who will take advantage of those opportunities.

    “Those are the two guys that will definitely benefit from this move,” McCarthy said.

    The only thing left to see now is if Gallimore will take full advantage of this chance to make his mark on the Cowboys defensive front. The task will be a big one this Sunday as the Cowboys travel to face the with first place in the on the line.

    Matthew Lenix
    Matthew Lenix
    I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.


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    Timothy Johnson

    Boomer—Sooner, Go Gallimore, Go Cowboys


    Good for him. We as fans will take the good with the bad as long as you are always putting in the effort. No quitters allowed


    Let’s hope he can fill in well as we are pretty thin at this position. Coming out of OK, he profiled as a quick disruptor type, able to shoot gaps, and get into backfield. Good motor, but has to get better against the run. BTW, we just traded a seventh round pick for a DT, 6′ 3″ 330 Eli Ankou. 2017 UDFA out of UCLA, by Texans. Has moved around a few teams, but we do NEED some depth at this point. Looked at his highlights, looked pretty decent. But again highlights? Let’s hope…

    Cowboys Win

    loved this pick. A little early but he’s had good time now to get acclimated to the NFL and he is super strong and quick. He and Hill could do well but they need some serious depth at DT.