DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys might have the most talented wide receiver corps in the NFL. And a key member of that group, is Michael Gallup, who spent most of last year battling back from his ACL recovery.
As a result of that battle, Gallup struggled at times, finishing the year with career-low 424 yards in 14 games, and catching just 39 of his 74 targets, for a career-low 10.9 yards per reception, with four touchdowns.
In other words, entering a critical year of his career, Gallup would love to have a bounce back campaign.
And by the sounds of it, he could do just that, telling the media on Wednesday that he feels as good as ever entering the offseason.
“(Last year) I was thinking too much," Gallup said. "My knee was feeling sore and it was just different. Last year at this time I couldn’t walk. It’s different now. I feel springy again. It just feels different. It’s kind of like in the air. I’m smiling every time I walk in that facility."
Luckily for Gallup, things are about to get easier for him as well, thanks to the addition of Brandin Cooks via trade earlier this spring.
Sure, the loss of Dalton Schultz on its own could have brought more attention Gallups way. But, with Cooks now on board, Dallas has three No. 1 wide receiver talents to deploy into battle each and every week.
"(Cooks) is just bringing knowledge to the whole group. And we love him in there. I ain't going to lie to you. He has been in there everyday, working, just trying to win. That's all he wants to do is just win, and he wants to do it as a group. He's a great addition."
And if things go the way to most expect them too on the offensive side of the ball, Cooks and CeeDee Lamb will be taking most of the attention from defenses, meaning that Gallup should have plenty of opportunities to prove that he is fully recovered from his injury.