The Cowboys offense is dangerous.
One of the most hyped units in all football reached that hype apex on draft night, when Dallas selected Oklahoma wide out CeeDee Lamb in the first round.
The memes began immediately. How can you stop an offense with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and now CeeDee Lamb?
Cowboys Nation responded, but not in the way you’d expect. Rather than indulge in the praise they called out: don’t forget about Michael Gallup.
Gallup bursted onto the scene during his sophomore season, going for over 1,000 yards and cementing himself as a premier compliment to Cooper’s WR1 status. Gallup also scored six touchdowns, and racked up 16.8 yards per reception.
He was a hometown favorite before that, though, earning pre-draft love from much of the fanbase. So much so that he was the fan favorite pick of that 2018 class.
For whatever reason, Gallup is yet to receive that national recognition, but that could work in his favor during the 2020 season.
You want to ignore Gallup? Go ahead. He will have another 1,000 yard season and continue to be (arguably) the team’s best red zone receiving threat. Prescott and Gallup developed a consistent chemistry throughout the 2019 season, one that should only grow if Gallup sees as much single coverage as I’d expect he will going forward.
Of course, Lamb and Cooper will be excellent weapons as well. Each of these has WR1 potential, of which Cooper has filled repeatedly in Dallas. But you can never have too many dynamic pass catchers, especially in today’s NFL where your passing offense is likely the most important part of your team.
For an offense which is littered with firepower and famous names, it could be the underrated and under-recognized Michael Gallup which takes this Cowboys offense (and team) to the next level.