More

    One Area Michael Gallup’s Game Needs to Improve in 2020

    Wide Receiver Michael Gallup is still vastly underrated, despite proving he can produce like one of the best in 2019. Maybe it's his quiet demeanor or having to play second fiddle to , but I don't think anyone would argue he's an ascending player who's just starting to scratch the surface of his God-given talent.

    To say Michael Gallup has improved leaps and bounds from his rookie to sophomore season is an understatement. The scary thing though is he can be even better in Year 3 with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 if he continues to focus on one little blemish currently on his resume… dropped passes.

    Sadly, Michael Gallup finished his amongst the worst in the league with 16.5% drop rate on a total of 13 dropped passes. It's an affliction that plagued nearly all of the Dallas Cowboys wide receivers last year, but one that can be easily improved on if one is willing to put in the work. Thankfully, work ethic and dedication to improve his craft are some of the Gallup's best qualities.

    I went back and watched every single dropped pass Michael Gallup made last season and came to the conclusion this isn't a case of stone hands. I believe it was merely a lack of focus and concentration, something that plagued him during his time at Colorado State as well. This is the one area I think he needs to work on the most this , because becoming just a little more sure-handed could be a game changer for him.

    - Advertisement -

    As you can see, Michael Gallup has no problem catching the ball when he's locked in and focused. It's the other times when his focus lapses that's keeping him from being mentioned in the same breath as some of the top WRs around the league. If he can improve this one little thing though, that should change.

    - Advertisement -

    You may disagree, but I would put Michael Gallup in the same WR mold as and . I know it might be strange to suggest such a thing, but that doesn't mean it's not factual. Their skill sets are really similar, however, Gallup for whatever reason doesn't receive the same kind of fanfare as the other two right now.

    All three are physical, polished intermediate receivers capable of immediately generating leverage off the line of scrimmage due to their urgency and effectiveness against press coverage. What sets Gallup apart from Thomas and Smith-Schuster is his uncanny ability to surprise unsuspecting corners as a vertical threat. Even still, I believe the comparison is pretty spot on.

    I think it's just a matter of time before Michael Gallup finally receives the kind of recognition he deserves. But, that could all hinge on whether or not he cuts down the amount of passes he drops. If I were him, that's something I'd focus a lot of my attention on improving in order to take my game to an entirely different level.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

    Latest

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Like it or Not, It’s Time to Give the Front Office Credit

    All of a sudden the Cowboys have won three...

    Brett Maher Continues to Kick With Confidence

    A topic of conversation throughout the offseason was who...

    Is It Time For Dallas To Trust Cooper Rush?

    Now that Quarterback Cooper Rush is 4-0, lots of...

    DAL 25, WAS 10: Defense Dominates Commanders to Earn 3rd Straight Victory

    Four field goals by Brett Maher and touchdowns from...

    Halftime Report: WR Michael Gallup Scores in his Return, Cowboys Lead Commanders 12-7

    After two-quarters of a classic-NFC East battle, the Dallas...

    Halftime Report: WR Michael Gallup Scores in his Return, Cowboys Lead Commanders 12-7

    After two-quarters of a classic-NFC East battle, the Dallas Cowboys lead the Washington Commanders 12-7. Out of the gate, the Cowboys received the ball...

    Cowboys vs Commanders: Week 4 Injury Report

    The Dallas Cowboys (2-1) clash with the Washington Commanders (1-2) in an NFC East showdown at noon today. While there will be many storylines...

    Cowboys WR Noah Brown Is Solidifying His Value

    With back-to-back clutch performances against the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants, Noah Brown is playing well while he has the chance. Brown’s play...

    5 COMMENTS

    5 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Donald Babin

    I couldn’t agree more. As usual your insights are spot on.

    David

    The main thing is, he has to stop jumping to catch the ball. He does that way too much. It’s making him drop passes and costing him yac. It can be corrected, but I don’t think he nor the Cowboys are aware of it.

    Bill

    I think where he pales in comparison to JuJu and Thomas are in areas that are not coachable … size and catch radius. I don’t view Gallup as much more than an average contested catch guy. I also question whether he’s even a potential No.1 receiver. I really like the guy, but I think he’s perfectly situated for his skill set, and if his role were to change, so too would his production.

    Gary b

    Agree i think Gallup is an excellent #2 receiver with the ability to be a poor man’s #1 for us if he continues to improve but with this team being one of the best #2 in league is all we need. Be interesting how the ball is distributed with all of these mouths to feed. Plus don’t forget Jarwin needs some crumbs and Elliott is a weapon catching out backfield especially on screens

    Ernest D. Hollins

    The Cowboys should appreciate this Gem and let him play out his rookie deal. All the talk has been about CeeDee, but Gallup is a proven commodity. GOOD HEALTH MR. GALLUP.